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Rex begonia vine

Cissus discolor

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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 CharacteristicsClimbs by tendrils, which are red.

CarePrefers partial to full shade and moist but well-drained soil. Overwinter indoors, if desired.

PropagationTake cuttings in summer.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, downy mildew, aerial blight, rots, leaf spots, spider mites, whiteflies, mealybugs.

  • Genus : Cissus
  • Zones : 11
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers
  • Flower Color : Green
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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