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Grape Ivy

Cissus spp.

Grape Ivy Plant Features

Grape ivy is for you if you'd like a lush, tropical vine that's easy to grow to decorate your home or office. Grape ivy is not a very fussy plant so you can enjoy its fine foliage in hanging baskets and other planters around your home. 

If grape ivy doesn't have a support to climb up, it will trail, making it perfect for hanging baskets, tall urns, and other big pots. Give it a trellis and grape ivy will climb to give you a living wall, room divider, or bold, upright accent. Because grape ivy is easy to grow, you can use it in just about any room of your home with medium light, though we're particularly fond of this beauty in dining rooms, living rooms, and other large spaces. 

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Note: Grape ivy is not meant for human or animal consumption. 

Grape Ivy Growing Instructions

Grow grape ivy in medium to bright light at average household temperatures. Being a tropical vine, grape ivy doesn't like conditions below 50°F (10°C). 

Grape ivy has medium water needs, too, meaning it likes the soil to dry out just a bit before you water it again. Watch overwatering; too much moisture can cause it to drop leaves prematurely. Like with most houseplants, be sure to grow grape ivy in a container that has drainage holes and don't let excess water accumulate for long periods of time in the plant saucer. 

Fertilize grape ivy once or twice during spring and summer to keep it happy. If you want your grape ivy to grow faster, you can fertilize it more frequently; just be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging. 


  • Light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors

    Green

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air


Complement your Grape Ivy with these varieties:
Pothos
Grow grape ivy with pothos, another popular houseplant vine. Pothos has beautiful variegated leaves that contrast grape ivy's green foliage.

Madagascar Dragon Tree
Give grape ivy a fun textural contrast with the spiky, grassy look of Madagascar dragon tree.


Varieties: Our Favorites

Cissus amazonica Amazon Vine

Cissus amazonica

This grape-ivy relative offers arrow-shaped green leaves, flushed with purple, and silvery veins.

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Cissus 'Angel Queen' Angel Queen Grape Ivy

Cissus 'Angel Queen'

Angel Queen grape ivy shows off shiny, divided green leaves that offer a bit more texture than other varieties.

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Cissus rhombifolia 'Ellen Danica' Ellen Danica Grape Ivy

Cissus rhombifolia 'Ellen Danica'

Ellen Danica grape ivy has a little different look than the others because its leaves are a bit larger and more finely divided.

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Cissus rhombifolia 'Mandiana' Mandiana Grape Ivy

Cissus rhombifolia 'Mandiana'

Mandiana grape ivy is a little more upright than other varieties; it's not as good for hanging baskets, but is excellent for trellises.

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Cissus striata Striata Grape Ivy

Cissus striata

Striata grape ivy, also sometimes called Parthenocissus stricta, is a charming, fast-growing vine with tiny hand-shaped leaves. Stricta grape ivy prefers higher humidity than most of its cousins.

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