Cissus discolor, Vitis discolor, Rex Begonia Vine, Painted Cissus, Tapestry Vine

Cissus discolor, Vitis discolor

Rex Begonia Vine, Painted Cissus, Tapestry Vine
Family: Vitaceae
Origin: Java and Cambodia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Cissus discolor, native to Java and Cambodia, is a fast growing, exotic looking, trailing vine, which is sometimes called Tapestry Vine or Rex Begonia Vine. It is not a begonia, but the medium sized lance shaped leaves have the bright colors of Rex Begonia leaves. The leaves are dark green with silver and purple blotches. It makes a gorgeous hanging basket. Thanks to its large, striking leaves and climbing growth, Cissus discolor has become a popular houseplant. The leaves and stems produce a natural secretion, tiny opaque dots, called cystolyths. Grow this Cissus in a hanging basket or let it climb up a trellis.

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