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Cissus rhombifolia

English name: Grape leaf ivy

Latin name: Cissus rhombifolia

Family: Vitaceae - Vitaceae

Origin: From Mexico to Bolivia

The grape leaf ivy is a plant with long climbing shoots, reaching three to five metres in their natural state. The shoots eventually branch out and become woody. The long shoots, petioles and leaf undersides are covered with long, delicate hairs. The leaves are dark green and rather shiny; each consists of three rhomboid  or diamond-shaped blades. The leaves are white, cream-coloured or yellow, while the berries are deep purple or black. The grape leaf ivy does not flower or bear fruit when it is grown indoors; its decorative value lies only in its leaves and in its gently overhanging shoots.  

Cissus rhombifolia