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Cissus antartica

Kangaroo vine

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourGlossy rich green and red

Description

Cissus antartica (Kangaroo vine). An upright evergreen climber native to Northern Australia. Bears broadly-ovate toothed and pointed, glossy rich green leaves. In mid spring bears green flowers in axillary cymes. Also bears black fruits. In its natural habitat its long stems wrap itself around large rainforest trees. Otherwise does well potted indoors and outdoors in the garden. Grows rapidly on walls or trellis and if unstaked will scramble over slopes and banks.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

N.Australia

Interest and use

Conservatory, indoor plant.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Will take pruning to keep tidy.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites, mealy bugs.

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