10" Cissus Discolour Trellis


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Cissus discolor is the botanical name for a lovely tropical vine known as the rex begonia vine or the tapestry vine. Through this plant is completely unrelated to actual rex begonias, the leaves are multi-colored and have an appearance very similar to a rex begonia, hence the common name.

If you have a hanging basket or a table-top pot of this plant, it will need bright but not direct sunlight. An east-facing window is ideal, where it will get a high level of morning sun but not blasting sun in the afternoon.

  • When growing Cissus discolor indoors year-round, water it when the soil is dry to the touch. Pots less than 8 inches in diameter will likely need to be watered every 8-10 days. Larger pots will need to be watered every 10 to 14 days. Make sure there is no water sitting in a drainage saucer beneath the pot. They don’t like “wet feet.”

Fertilize rex begonia vines every 3 or 4 weeks from spring through late summer. Do not fertilize in the autumn or winter because the plant is not in an active state of growth.