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Chestnut Vine Tetrastigma voinierianum

Phonetic Spelling
tet-ruh-STIG-muh
Description

The Chestnut Vine is grown as a common houseplant that does well in hanging basket.  In its native setting, they are found growing in sub-tropical and tropical regions, primarily, rain-forests.  This vigorous vine that will climb on any available object does not provide edible grapes.  Its is often used to cover a wall.

The thick fuzzy green leaves are palmately compound.  Young stems are hairy.  

It can be propagated using semi-ripe stem cuttings, ensuring to provide heat, humidity and well drained soil.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Watch for red spider mite, mealy bugs, scale insects, aphids and white fly.

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#heat tolerant#houseplant#container plant#bright light#interiorscape#house plant#houseplants#humidity tolerant
 
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Tags:
#heat tolerant#houseplant#container plant#bright light#interiorscape#house plant#houseplants#humidity tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tetrastigma
    Species:
    voinierianum
    Family:
    Vitaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Vietnam
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Creeping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9b, 9a, 10a, 10b, 11b, 11a, 12a, 12b, 13a, 13b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    The small green-white flowers are not of primary importance.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The leaflets are 6-10" long with rusty brown, hairy underside.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Bark Description:
    The bark will darken to a dark brown as the plant ages.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border