From tropical America, grape ivy or Venezuela treebine is a quick-growing vine with lush, glossy foliage on trailing stems that support themselves by forked tendrils. It makes a striking feature grown up a wall or trellis or trailed from a hanging basket.
The glossy, toothed leaves consist of three leaflets shaped like rhomboids. Fine white hairs cover the new growth, giving it a silvery sheen; older leaves are covered underneath with fine brown hairs. C.r. ‘Ellen Danica’ has more deeply lobed leaflets.
Size: Height to 10 ft. (3 m).
Light: Indirect sunlight.
Temperature: Normal room.
Moisture: Keep the soil just moist from spring to fall. In winter, apply only enough water to prevent the plant from drying out.
Feeding: Use standard liquid fertilizer every two weeks from spring until fall.
Propagation: Take tip cuttings, 4-6 in. (10—15 cm) long, in spring. Use rooting hormone.
Special needs: Regularly pinch out the growing tips to produce a more bushy plant.