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.

Note– as this is a vigorous climber, it can become a problem plant, as it has the ability to climb through plants and structures and cause damage

Family : Vitaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Ground cover, Climber
Width : 6
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Cissus antarctica
Common Name : Kangaroo Vine
Height : 4
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Indoor, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden
Light : Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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