Cyphostemma Species

Cyphostemma uter

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

Category:

Trees

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Bostonia, California

Fillmore, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Vista, California(9 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 17, 2018, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- I have a plant that has been in a pot for 2 years and was probably a couple years old when I bought it. It does quite well and in spring through fall is outside with filtered shade except for full sun 2-3 hours in mid-afternoon. I occasionally move it to shelter to avoid rainfall. I give it summer water infrequently -- up to 2 months between waterings and none in winter. In winter (December-February) it stays in a plastic pop-up greenhouse to keep it out of frost.

I also planted a small specimen into the ground in fall 2018. It did fine through the winter, protected from frost only by leaf litter. However it did poorly in summer 2018 and died by August. It was receiving water every two weeks after daily high temperatures exceeded 100.

Positive

On Aug 17, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

larger S African species with orange peeling trunk and twisted, fuzzy serrated light green leaves in summer

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