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Cissus antarctica

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
SIS-us an-tarc-tic-ah
Description

Kangaroo vine is a popular houseplant that preforms well in bright to low light situations as well as in hanging baskets. It can grow 7-10 feet indoors and has an airy texture. Pots need to have excellent drainage.

Plant in a potting mix and pinch back leaves for a more bushy habit. Leaves will turn brown and die if placed in drafty areas or near heating vents. Once established, plants should be kept in the same location as they dislike change. Grow as a hanging plant or train to a trellis.

 

 

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#green#climbing#tendrils#year-round interest#hanging baskets#spreading#vine#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#green#climbing#tendrils#year-round interest#hanging baskets#spreading#vine#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cissus
    Species:
    antarctica
    Family:
    Vitaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Australia
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Houseplant
    Vine
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Tendrils
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Small blue-black round berries form if the plant blooms.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Insignificant
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small, insignificant, may not bloom indoors.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leathery, glossy, toothed, dark green leaves (up to 4 inches long) with toothed edges and short, reddish leaf stalks.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Smooth green stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Houseplants