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Tetrastigma Genus

Javan grape

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

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.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs or Vines

Origin

Malaysia, Indonesia to N. Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their handsome leaves.

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds, semi-ripe cuttings, or by layering in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites under glass.

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