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Cissus rhombifolia (Grape ivy)

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Plant description

cissus rhombifolia grape ivy 2

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Cissus rhombifolia is a lush and tough climbing plant, suitable for indoor growing or for outdoors as a hanging or climbing plant or groundcover. It has insignificant white flowers in spring. It likes a moist and humus rich soil, if it dries out it may drop its leaves. Prefers some shade as hot sun can burn the leaves. Feed with liquid fertiliser in the warm months. Frost tender- does best in warm temperate, sub-tropical to tropical areas.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6.1-7.8

Diseases

Powdery mildew

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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