Cissus rhombifolia – Grape ivy

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Cissus rhombifolia Grape ivy

West Indies, Colombia, Brazil; 1,5m - 2m
Planting position: Semi-shade.
Wind-protected spot.
Ideal for subtropical regions and areas with high summer rainfall.
Requires regular watering, especially in summer and during dry spells.
Well-draining soil, enriched with compost.
Humid conditions and medium-light-intensity.Potting mixtures of soil-base.
Encourage bushier growth by nipping out growing tips.
If necessary, hard pruning.
Prune back unwanted growth in spring.
Applications of liquid fertiliser fortnightly.
Watch out for red spider mite.
Watch out for attacks from sap-sucking insects.
Propagate from spring cuttings.

Its glossy leaves are carried on the hairy stems, starting off being reddish, and maturing into bright green. The dark green leafs have a brownish tint and are made of three leaflets. It climbs with tendrils, grows fast and is evergreen.

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