Cissus discolor is a fast growing, exotic looking, trailing vine, which is sometimes called “Tapestry Vine” or “Rex Begonia Vine”. It is not a begonia, but the medium sized lance shaped leaves have the bright colors of Rex Begonia leaves. The leaves are dark green with silver and purple blotches. It is a native to Java and Cambodia and makes a gorgeous hanging basket. The leaves and stems produce a natural secretion, tiny opaque dots, called cystolyths. These little crystals are sometimes thought to be pests, but are not harmful. Grow this Cissus in a hanging basket or let it climb up a trellis. It loves the heat. If it gets too cool in the winter it will drop its leaves but don’t over water, and it will begin growing when it warms in the spring.
Care of Cissus discolor: Prefers bright gentle light, temp. 50 to 95 degrees, trail to 4 to 5 ft., allow getting fairly dry between waterings. Added humidity is definitely a plus.