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Cissus quadrangularis, Vitis quadrangularis, Veld grape

Cissus quadrangularis, Vitis quadrangularis

Veld grape
Family: Vitaceae
Origin: Southern and eastern Africa, Arabia to India
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cissus quadrangularis (Veld Grape) is a hardy plant that can be grown either as a groundcover or a low-growing vine or creeper. The plant thrives in full sun to semi-shade and prefers moderate water. Its ornamental foliage and edible fruits are an added bonus. The leaflets of the leaves are a succulent, somewhat fleshy, with three lobes and the stem has four distinctive wings. Though it is native to Southern and Eastern Africa, Arabia and India, it can be grown in USDA Zones 9 to 11.

When it comes to growing, Cissus quadrangularis is easy to maintain. Regular watering and a sunny spot will make the plant thrive. To ensure optimal health, keep a look out for insect pests and protect from strong winds. Fertilize the plant with a liquid solution that is safe for use on food plants, or alternatively use an organic fertilizer.

Cissus quadrangularis is a mature plant that is cold hardy at least to 30°F for a short time. When cultivated in cold regions, it is best to grow in a pot and move it indoors in the winter months. When keeping it indoors, make sure to provide adequate sunlight, water it regularly and reduce humidity by providing sufficient airflow. When transplanting, make sure that the soil is deep and well drained.

Cissus quadrangularis is a great choice for its ethnomedical properties, ornamental foliage, edible fruits and attractive flowers. Plus, it is low-maintenance and easy to care for. Its cold hardiness and versatile nature make it a great option for a variety of spaces.


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Cissus quadrangularis - Veld grape

Veld grape - unusual succulent vine with tendrils, fleshy 3-lobed leaves and quandrangular 4-winged stem and grape-shaped leaves, used medicinally to help fractures heal faster. Good for hanging baskets.

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot