cissus / cissus
It belongs to the family of grapes.
General description : Cissus - an evergreen vine with tendrils, reaching for the light. The ideal support is a tube with moss. You can grow as if an ampelnaya plant.
Usually in room conditions the following types are bred:
Сissus antarctica (Cissus Antarctic) has bright leathery leaves up to 10 cm long, quickly grows, reaches 2.5 m in length. It has a compact variation.
Sissus discolor (Cissus multi-colored) owns leaves up to 15 cm long, with silver and light purple spots. The bottom side of the sheet is red. Enough demanding care.
Sissus striata (Cissus striped) has red stems and small leaves up to 2, 5 cm long, young leaves have a pink color.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Cissus:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter
Does not like neither overflow nor drying of the earth.
Humidity : Likes high humidity, you often need to spray, periodically wash in the shower. Keep away from drafts.
Temperature condition : Optimum 15-18 ° С, minimum 10-12 ° С, for Cissus multi-colored, minimum 16 ° С.
Soil : Recommended soil mash: 1 share of sod, 1 share of leaves, 1 share of peat land, 1 share of humus, 1 share of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time per week with liquid complex fertilizers.
Breeding : Apical and stem cuttings in spring and summer.
Transplant : Young plants are transplanted annually, mature, older than three years are transplanted after a couple of years, but annually replace the upper layer of the earth.
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, the leaves and stems are woven over with a spiderweb), scutes (brown leaves on the leaves and stalks, leaving sticky secretions).
With a slight infection, the plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water and warm washing.
In case of severe injury, spraying with an insecticide solution is recommended.
variety of cissus rhombicle variety ellen danica