Cissus antarctica

Cissus antarctica
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Vitales
Family:Vitaceae
Genus:Cissus
Species: C. antarctica
Binomial name
Cissus antarctica
Vent.

Cissus antarctica (synonym Cissus oblongata[1]), called "kangaroo vine", is one of the best known species of the genus Cissus in the family of Vitaceae. It is a climbing plant, a vine, and comes from Australia.

Cultivation

Cissus antarctica is often used as a vine in subtropical climates, such as California, as an ornamental plant in gardens.

Kangaroo vine also is a popular interior or houseplant, a well adapted plant, even in subdued light. It does not do well above 15 °C, especially when exposed to central heating, which can cause the leaves to drop.[2]

References

  1. New South Wales Flora Online (2013) National Herbarium of NSW, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Cissus~antarctica
  2. Encyclopédie des jardins d'intérieur, Gründ editor, 3rd quarter 1978, Paris, ISBN 2-7000-0228-8


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