A picture of a Baboon Grape

Baboon Grape

Rhoicissus digitata

Also known as

Bobbejaandruif (Afr.), isiNwazi, umThwazi, umNangwazi, umPhambane (Zulu), isaQoni, isaQoni esincini (Xhosa)

Full Sun
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Rhoicissus digitata
Rhoicissus digitata leaf

Baboon Grape Overview

This member of the grape family is an attractive hardy creeper with shiny three- or five-partite leaves. It is traditionally used to make jam and also rope. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape.

Special features of Baboon Grape

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Baboon Grape

Other uses