PRINCESS VINE

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COMMON NAME Princess Vine, Seasonvine, Possum Grape, Bejuco Loco
BOTANICAL NAME Cissus verticillata
HEIGHT 30′ +
WIDTH 15’+
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN Unknown
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 30 °F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
WATER REQUIREMENTS
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium
SALT TOLERANCE
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun to slight shade
FERTILIZING Sparingly use a general purpose, 10-10-10 once every 1 to 2 months from Spring to Summer for faster growth. Alternatively, use a slow-release fertilizer 3 times a year. Halt fertilizing from the Fall to Winter, then begin again in the Spring. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves and main stem. Water before and after applying fertilizer.
FLOWER Inconspicuous, tiny, green to yellow-green, 1″.
MONTH OF COLOR Late winter or early spring
FRUIT Tiny, blue-black berry containing 1 seed. Inedible.
TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Unknown
COMMENTS Aggressively climbing vine that is excellent for ground cover or for use as a curtain of long, aerial roots under a mesh canopy. Can quickly take over trees which can result in restricted tree and/or canopy growth. Tolerant of high humidity. Can be propagated by cutting. Heart-shaped leaves, so romantic! Native to Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico to Chile, and Argentina.
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