Cissus rhombifolia

Currently being propagated, please ask as we may have some, or we can at least let you know when they will hopefully be available

Syn. Rhoicissus rhomboidea. An evergreen vine climbing by tendrils to make a large plant with a lush habit of growth. Preferring sun to part shade, it will tolerate low light levels to. It can also be allowed to trail over e.g. a balcony to great effect.

Common Name: Grape Ivy
Plant Family: Vitaceae
Plant Type: Tender Climber
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Season of Interest
All year round
Sun or Shade
Sun to Full Shade
large (up to 12 feet)
Minimum temperature
Tender (plus 5 to 10 deg. C.)
Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Suggested Use
Leaf Colour
Cissus - more info

Cissus rhombifolia and antartica

These can be grown as climbing plants, for which they will need something for its tendrils to cling onto in the form of canes, trellis or wires fixed to a wall. Alternatively they look very attractive if allowed to trail from a hanging basket or pot on a balcony. 

These are very tolerant plants, preferring cool temperatures and shade from hot sun under glass. They rapidly so needs careful placing, but can be trimmed back at any time to keep within bounds. Use a 50:50 mix of John Innes no. 3 (soil-based) compost and peat/peat-free compost with some added grit, and pot up gradually until you reach the ideal pot size for the amount of growth required. Don’t pot straight into a large pot, but increase the pot size gradually.

They need regular watering in the summer, less water in the winter when growth slows. The minimum temperature should not drop below plus 5 deg. C, though mature woody plants may tolerate slightly lower. A balanced liquid feed during the summer months will keep your plant healthy.

Cissus striata

This is a hardy plant, though it can be grown in a cool shady spot indoors. It will climb or trail, or make unusual ground cover

Vine Weevil

All Cissus (being in the Vitaceae or Vine family) are vulnerable to Vine Weevil and plants in pots are particularly susceptible. We recommend using Nematodes to control the weevils which eat the roots.

Pot Sizes

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 7 to 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.

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Delivery Info

Minimum order value £10

Region Order Value Carriage Charge Carrier Service Estimated Delivery from placing your order
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Light weight small parcel up to 2 kg (up to 5 plants in 9 cm pots) £6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
UK Mainland Orders over 2 kg £7.50 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
Seeds & Cuttings only All orders £2 Royal Mail 1st Class Within 1 week

Local Delivery: Postcodes IP1 to IP8 & CO10

Orders over £35 FREE Our vehicles Within 1 week

Collect from Nursery (IP7 6LZ)

All orders FREE  

1-3 days (we will contact you)

Scottish Highlands
& Isle of Wight

Orders over 2 kg 

£6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

Scottish Offshore Islands

Orders over 2 kg

£7.5 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days


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Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)