Species: Cissus discolor
Common name(s): Rex Begonia Vine
Native to: Cambodia and Java
Temperature preferences: Warm to cool growing
Water preferences: Medium to high moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Terrestrial
General Information and Care: Cissus discolor, also known as the Rex Begonia Vine, is one of the more colorful vining plants that Glass Box Tropicals offers for terrarium use. The stems, tendrils, and petioles vary from red to bright pink depending on lighting and age. The leaves of this species are what really make it stand out though. The underside of each leaf is a dark red, while the surface ranges in color from silver, to pinks and purples, to dark green. The leaves can reach about 4â in length, and 2-3â in width once mature. This species will readily vine around a terrarium using its tendrils to grip hardscape objects or other plants. Regular pruning will be necessary with this species in order to maintain the desired size.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 3
Shipped Size: Well rooted plant that has been grown in a 2.5â pot. Will be shipped bareroot.