PlantsCissus→Grape Ivy (Cissus alata)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Cissus alata Accepted
Cissus rhombifolia Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Pale Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

This is a close up of leaf structure.

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Posted by CarolineScott (Calgary - Zone 4a) on Mar 9, 2014 1:28 PM

This plant is sold as Danish Ivy.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Sep 7, 2018 1:39 PM

Water thoroughly, then allow soil to become moderately dry before watering again. Likes bright, full, or filtered sunlight, but will tolerate lower light. I had good luck with this plant hanging in the far corner of a large classroom which only had high narrow horizontal windows, although they were facing south. I recently ordered this from my local florist and it arrived labeled as 'Danish Ivy' with no botanical name. The grower was from British Columbia so perhaps it is known up north by this alternate name.

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