Rex begonia vine

Cissus discolor

Photo/Illustration: 
Kate Geruntho Frank
Photo/Illustration: 
Kate Geruntho Frank
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Rex begonia vine (Cissus discolor)
SIS-us DIS-kul-or
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.

Overview

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
Flower Color
Green Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Container,
Suitable as Annual,
Trellis
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Tropicals

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