Rex Begonia Vine, Painted Cissus
Cissus discolor

Family: Vitaceae (vee-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cissus (KISS-us) (Info)
Species: discolor (DIS-kol-or) (Info)
Synonym:Vitis discolor

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Green

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Variegated

Silver/Gray

Veined

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Cape Coral, Florida

Deland, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Leesburg, Florida

Winter Haven, Florida

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 1, 2010, CHERRY60 from Cape Coral, FL wrote:

The garden article mentions cuttings as the prop method. Well I just went outside to take cuttings and the vine is loaded with bulbils which are also a propagation method. Right now they are the size of poppy seeds so I don't know when they are ready to pluck . One Master gardener told me " Bulbils? Why bulbils? Cuttings are so easy". Well right now I am waiting for a response from NYBG help desk.
Very vigorous here. ( zone ten). In a pot outside, but it;s growing all around the screen. Maybe the roots are in the ground. Very unhappy in the winter. Lower part of vine defoliates. ( In the wind @ 32 degrees.)