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PlantFiles: Cyphostemma
Cyphostemma betiforme

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Family: Vitaceae (vee-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cyphostemma (sy-foh-STEM-uh) (Info)
Species: betiforme

Synonym:Cyphostemma betiformis
Synonym:Cissus betaeformis

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Succulent
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral palmbob On Aug 16, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

small African species from Kenya and Somalia- stems up to 3" in diameter, a bit of peeling bark, and succulent, rubbery pale green leaves. Not very cold tolerant- one of the more difficult species to grow outdoors in California (very heat needy species). Fruit toxic.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Vista, California



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