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