This species of vine is a houseplant perfect to decorate your home
Cissus rhombifolia, also called 'apartment vine', is an indoor plant native to the West Indies and South America. Like all plants of the family Vitaceae, this vine is climbing. It is indeed ideal as a houseplant because it does not require a particular maintenance. Often seen in decorative compositions with other plants, in suspension or on plant walls , this tropical vine, cousin of the vine, is a good solution to put greenery in your home. It is also appreciated because of its robustness and tolerance to low light levels. In addition, it is planted depolluting. Offering shiny and cut foliage, it can reach 2 to 5 m in height.
The name of Cissus comes from the Greek kissos, which means "ivy"
The apartment vine tolerates a variety of atmospheres, but still prefers not too hot and a little humid air. It can be grown without problems indoors year-round, and outdoors in summer. On the other hand, avoid exposing it to the direct sun!
Apartment vines are lianas whose stems are endowed with tendrils
Cissus rhombifolia needs a mixture of potting soil for green or tropical plants and ordinary soil to avoid a too compact substrate.
This plant moistens the air and fixes the pollutants present in the apartments
This houseplant needs light, except direct sun, and temperatures between 20 and 25 ° C in summer, and a little lower in winter (15-20 ° C).
In the kitchen, the living room, the bedroom and even the bathroom, these creepers are everywhere
During the growing season, the house vine must be watered regularly: twice a week in summer and only once during the rest of the year. Do not leave stagnant water in the saucer or the pot holder! If the leaves turn yellow and fall, it is because the Cissus has too much or too little water.
The interior vine certainly brings a wild touch
Concerning I' fertilizer , provide a complete organic liquid intake for green plants, enriched with trace elements, once a week in spring and summer and once a month in winter.
A stream of freshness in the decoration
It is recommended that you repot your plant in the spring. This is to be done when she occupied most of the pot. It is best to choose a pot with a diameter of 2 to 5 cm, depending on the size of the root ball. The young fast-growing subjects must be repotted each year, and for the more developed subjects it is to be done every 3 years. Good drainage is essential. For this purpose, for example, use a few handfuls of clay balls or gravel.
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The Cissus carve in the spring, at the time of repotting. Pinch the ends of branches too long or misplaced to obtain a more branched plant.
Indeed, the apartment vine brings a chic country touch to the decoration
The vineyard ( Cissus ) can be propagated by cuttings. Normally this is to be done in the spring or early fall. You can enjoy potting and pruning to do this multiplication. Just put small twigs about twenty centimeters in a pot and cover them with a plastic bag slightly perforated (cut to the smothered). Rooting is done in 6 to 8 weeks on average.
Absolutely charming decoration
Diseases and enemies
The diseases of the vine are rare. They can be caused mainly by poor growing conditions. Thus, if the plant lacks light, it grows badly.
Mealybugs, red spiders, and white flies are the natural enemies of indoor vines. It is advisable to spray a product approved for organic farming, for example based on vegetable oil.