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PlantFiles: 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

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

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:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CHERRY60 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.)


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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