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Cissus quadrangularis

A succulent climber with tendrils and thick, jointed, 4-angled stems. It bears sparse, rounded, slightly fleshy leaves to 5cm long

Synonyms
Cissus quadrangula
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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Green
Summer Green Green
Autumn Green Green
Winter Green Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Vitaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Genus

Cissus can be perennials, shrubs or climbers, sometimes with succulent stems or rootstocks, and with simple or palmately lobed or divided, evergreen leaves and clusters of insignificant flowers followed by small berries

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Old World trop.

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How to grow

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in pots of gritty, free-draining compost in full sun. Water moderately while in growth and apply a balanced liquid feed monthly; water sparingly in winter. Pot on every 2-3 years and top dress in spring

Propagation

Propagate by stem cuttings or by sowing seed at 21°C in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

See pruning group 11

Pests

May be susceptible to glasshouse red spider mite, glasshouse whitefly and mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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