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Kangaroo vine

Cissus spp.

Also known as

Grape ivy, Treebine

Starr 060810-8540 Cissus verticillata by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Kangaroo vine
A photo of Kangaroo vine

Kangaroo vine Overview

Cissus is a genus containing around 324 evergreen, perennial, woody vine species distributed across the world, with most located in the tropics. These tendril climbing plants may require support for optimal growth. They are grown for their attractive foliage and multiple species are cultivated as common garden plants. Some are succulent and flowers tend to be small and discrete, coloured red or green-yellow.

Common problems with Kangaroo vine

How to propagate Kangaroo vine


You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Kangaroo vine

Grown for their attractive foliage. Very attractive to bees.

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