Plant Guide

Rhoicissus capensis

Pronunciation: roh-ih-KISS-us ka-PEN-sis
Family: Vitaceae
Synonym: Cissus capensis
Common Name: Glossy Forest Grape
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs
  • vines and climbers

Height to: 15 ft
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10

Bloom Description: Glossy Forest Grape (Rhoicissus capensis) produce insignificant, yellowish green flowers
Bloom Season:
  • early spring
  • mid spring
  • late spring

Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
  • part sun

Soil Type: Under glass; grow in soil-based potting mix in full light. outdoors; grow in fertile, moist, but well-drained soil
Plant Perks:
  • Container Gardening
  • Suitable for Houseplant

Pests and Diseases:

Spider mites and powdery mildew may be a problem.

Propagation: sow Glossy Forest Grape (Rhoicissus capensis) seed at 55F in Spring. Root semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer. Layer in Spring.
Winter Sowing Zones: none
Native to: South Africa
Glossy Forest Grape (Rhoicissus capensis) is a robust climber with tuberous roots and very long, forked tendrils. Leathery, lustrous, dark green leaves, 4-8" long, pale-claret red when young, are rounded to kidney shaped, and bluntly 5 angled, with broad, wavy teeth.
main source: The American Hort Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

Submitted by: kym
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