Cissus antarctica – Kangaroo Vine

A vigorous and dense climber that can also be used as a groundcover, it is tough and reliable. It has attractive glossy green leaves, coppery coloured new leaves and stems and climbs by twining tendrils. Will grow in light shade to quite shady areas, also as an indoor plant. Feed with a good all purpose fertiliser in the warmer months. Cut back if needed to keep to size.
Propagation is easy from cuttings, which root readily. It occurs naturally on the NSW coast and inland and to southern Queensland.

Scientific Name:Cissus antarctica
Common Name:Kangaroo Vine
Other Common Names:Water Vine
Plant Type:Ground cover, Climber
Height:0.3 ~ 4 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Indoor, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants