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Grape ivy

Cissus

Grape ivy, also known as oakleaf ivy, is the most widely grown species of Cissus. It has shiny, deep green leaves. The plant develops curling tendrils that cling to a stake or trellis. Give the plant medium light, keep the soil evenly moist, and grow it at room temperature for best results. Avoid overwatering, which can cause leaves to drop.

Type:

Height:

From 1 to 8 feet

Width:

1-3 feet wide

how to grow Grape ivy

more varieties for Grape ivy

Begonia cissus
Begonia cissus
Cissus discolor dazzles with its silver splashed foliage with maroon undersides. It requires warmer temperatures and higher humidity than grape ivy, so it is more challenging to grow.
Grape ivy
Grape ivy
Cissus rhombifolia grows well in a hanging basket or trained to a moss pole. It makes an excellent plant for the office or home.
Oakleaf ivy
Oakleaf ivy
Cissus rhombifolia 'Ellen Danica' is a popular compact variety with deeply cut leaves that resemble those of an oak tree. Grow it just as you would grape ivy.
Wax cissus
Wax cissus
Cissus rotundifolia, with fleshy, waxy, rounded green leaves is more succulent than other members of the family. That means it needs less water. It also is a slower grower, maintaining a rounded tabletop form with just a little pruning.
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