Grape Ivy - Plant
Common name: Cissus alata
Color: yellowish green,
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Grape ivy (Cissus rhombifolia) is not really an ivy, but a tropical plant. The plant is part of the grape family of plants and is considered a vine. Grape ivy originates from Central and South America but grows as a houseplant in cooler climates.
The plant does well outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 12. Grape ivy is a climbing plant but maintains a compact growth habit when you prune it in spring. Other names of this plant include oak leaf ivy and Venezuela tree vine.
Sunlight: Part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 68-82 F.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- As mentioned above, when caring for grape ivy, a low light exposure is most advantageous, although grape ivy can tolerate bright to moderate light if kept sufficiently moist.
- Allow soil of grape ivy to dry slightly between waterings, taking care not to over irrigate.
Soil considerations when growing grape ivy is important as the root systems require excellent aeration.
- A potting mixture of peat combined with particles such as bark, perlite, Styrofoam and calcined clay, is the best medium in how to care for grape ivy houseplants.
Hanging baskets, containers or as a vine on a room-dividing trellis.
- English ivy is primarily for external use; as a wash for sores, burns, cuts, dandruff, and other skin problems.
- In the right quantity, this herb will reduce swollen glands, calm fevers, and cure dropsy.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor / physian before use.
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