A vigorous woody large vine with attractive glossy palmate leaves, new growth is red coloured. It bears umbels of yellow flowers in spring and summer, followed by blue-black berries, which though edible, can sometimes have an astringent aftertaste. Birds and possums appreciate the seeds, and they can be used to make jam. Can be grown as an indoor plant, as well as used as a climber, but beware as growth can be rampant, especially in moist shady areas. Native to moist areas of eastern states of Australia. The other common name of water vine came from the ability of thick sections of trunk to drip water, which can be drunk.
|Scientific Name:||Cissus hypoglauca|
|Common Name:||Native Grape|
|Other Common Names:||Water Vine|
|Height:||4 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 5 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Indoor, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate|
|Light:||Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Decorative fruit, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Seed eating birds, Mammals|
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