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Growing Rex Begonia Vine (Cissus discolor or Cissus javana)

Allow the colorful Rex Begonia vine to cascade from a hanging basket or climb up a trellis. Either way you will enjoy its beauty.

Although the leaves resemble a Rex begonia, this plant is actually a member of the grape family.  The green narrowly heart shaped leaves are marked with silver variegation. The stems are red and the underside of the leaves are burgundy, combining to make a colorful addition to your indoor garden.

Grow Rex begonia vine in bright indirect light in front of a north-facing or near an east-facing window.

Plant it in an African violet or a similar well-draining potting mix. Water thoroughly and often enough to keep the soil slightly moist. Allow the soil to go a bit drier in winter.

This tropical beauty thrives in high humidity. Place it among other plants or on a gravel tray to increase the humidity right around the plant.

A bit more information: Expand your indoor plant collection by starting new Rex Begonia plants from leaf and stem cuttings. Take 4- to 6-inch sections of a leafy stem, root in a well-drained potting mix. Keep it out of direct sunlight and potting mix moist until root develop.

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