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Cissus discolor (Rex begonia vine)

Cissus discolor Photo/Illustration: Kate Geruntho Frank

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Cissus discolor SIS-us DIS-kul-or Common Name: Rex begonia vine Genus: Cissus
Having the striking leaves of a Rex begonia and a vining growth habit, Cissus discolor is excellent in a container and can be trained onto a form. Its oval- to heart-shaped leaves are dark green with frosty silver patterns, while the undersides are red. The vine generally stays to 1 to 3 feet in containers. It may also be used on trellises or arbors.
Noteworthy characteristics: Climbs by tendrils, which are red.
Care: Prefers partial to full shade and moist but well-drained soil. Overwinter indoors, if desired.
Propagation: Take cuttings in summer.
Problems: Powdery mildew, downy mildew, aerial blight, rots, leaf spots, spider mites, whiteflies, mealybugs.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Runs
Light Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Summer
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Green Flower
Uses Container, Suitable as Annual, Trellis
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Tropicals,Vines

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