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Cissus rhombifolia Indoors

Low maintenance, adaptable and nontoxic to cats and dogs makes grape ivy a good addition to any indoor garden.

The dark green leaves are divided into three parts and resemble those of a grape vine. Allow the long stems to cascade over the edge of a hanging basket or large pot.  Or allow it to climb up a trellis creating a wall of greenery or vertical accent.

Grape ivies prefer bright indirect light and tolerate low humidity.  Water plants thoroughly when the top inch of soil is beginning to dry.  Pour off any excess water that collects in the saucer. Or add pebbles to the saucer to elevate the pot above any surplus water.

Fertilize plants in spring and early summer if the leaves turn pale or to encourage more rapid growth.

Water less often and don’t fertilize in winter when plant growth slows.

A bit more information: Grape ivy can produce greenish white flowers and dry purple-black berries although this seldom occurs on plants grown indoors.

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