This Cissus is particularly good for filling a space in a corner where a column of foliage is required. With its rich green leaves, the plant can provide an excellent background or foil for the display of other plants, and can also be displayed in its own right. It is quite adaptable and can tolerate a range of conditions in the home or office. However, a too brightly lit position can turn the rich green leaves a sickly yellowish green as the plant compensates for the excessive light by producing less chlorophyll. To gain the best from the plant, position it in a moderately lit or even slightly shaded position. However, avoid too much shade as the growth will become thin and etiolated. This plant was formerly known as Rhoicissus rhomboidea.

Plant type : Foliage plant with climbing and semi-trailing habit
Season of interest : All year round
Size : 100-200cm (39—78in) high, 30-60cm (12—24in) wide
Flower : None
Leaf : Made up of 3 leaflets with serrated edges, 5-6cm (2-2jin), dark green
Temperature : 15-20°C (59—68°F)
Aspect/Light : Moderate light, away from direct sun
Humidity : moderate
Watering : Evenly moisten compost in spring and summer, taking care not to over-water and allowing to dry a little before re-watering; keep on drier side in autumn and winter
Feeding : Once every two to three weeks with houseplant fertilizer in spring and summer
Propagation : Plant 7.5-12.5cm (3—5in) tip cuttings in seed and cutting compost at 18-20°C (65-68°F) from early spring to early summer
Potting : Houseplant potting compost
Problems : Mealy bug, yellowing with too much sun
Availability : Commonly available throughout year
Uses indoors : Useful in mixed planting or on table-top or floor in most rooms
Other varieties : C. r. 'Ellen Danica' -larger, rounder leaves with deeper serrations