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Rhoicissus Genus

Grape ivy

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Rhoicissus genus (Grape ivy). There are about 12 species which produce leaves which may be simple or compound with up to 5 leaflets, tinted red when young. The flowers are inconspicuous but are followed by clusters of deep red berries.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Trees or Climbers

Origin

S. Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their handsome foliage.

Cultivation

They will produce frost-tender plants, (min 7-10C) that prefer full sun to light shade with moist, fertile, but well-drained soil. Provide support. Remove crowded stems when necessary or in early spring.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or semi-ripe cuttings or by layering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew, red spider mites and aphids.

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