Grape Ivy Plant - C. rhombifolia Vitacaea Cissus

What You Need to Know About the Grape Ivy Plant – C. rhombifolia Vitacaea Cissus

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.