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|
|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 this plant.