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Cissus discolor

Trailing begonia

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height1.5m to 3.5m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed green
  • Leaf ColourVariegated

Description

Cissus discolor (Trailing begonia). This species is a climbing or trailing evergreen vine which is native to South East Asia. It is an attractive and showy plant which is a great indoor plant, in warmer months can be taken outdoors.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Vine

Other common names

Rex begonia vine

Origin

S.E. Asia

Interest and use

Ornamental, indoors, foliage, container, hanging basket, greenhouse.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to provide fertile soil which is well drained and partial shade or dappled sunlight.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, powdery mildew and red spider mites.

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