Tetrastigma genus (Javan grape). This genus consists of about 90 species of tendril climbers which produce green flowers that are often slightly scented. The leaves are usually compound, with 3-7 toothed leaflets.
Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs or Vines
Malaysia, Indonesia to N. Australia
Grown for their handsome leaves.
They are frost tender, min 15-18C, and will grow best in subtropical to tropical areas. They will prefer moist, humus-rich soil with shade in the summer. You might need to provide the stems with support and cut out the crowded stems in the spring.
You can propagate from seeds, semi-ripe cuttings, or by layering in the spring.
Red spider mites under glass.
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