Cissus Discolor is native to the tropical rainforests of the island Java. Their leaves are very captivating and they tend to wrap their stems around other plants to anchor themselves.
This plant will propagate in both water and soil. Water propagation is my preference because you can see things happen as it grows!
Place your cutting in a jar/vase/tube of room temperature water. Make sure the nodes (small bumps on the plant) are submerged in the water.
Keep it somewhere that matches the light and temperature specifications shared below.
When propagating plants, it’s key to keep the humidity UP while the plants root. Higher humidity levels help boost the propagation process.
Change out the water once a week or when it looks murky, and top it up when needed. Fresh water will help oxygenate the cutting and prevent algae build-up.
Roots should start to develop within 3-4 weeks.
Pot the plant up when the roots are approximately 5cm long.
It will thrive in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct contact with the sun as this can burn the leaves.
The Cissus Discolor will thrive in temperatures between 18 and 27℃.
Although they originate in rainforests, the Cissus Discolor does not require high humidity in order to thrive. Normal room humidity of around 40-50% is sufficient, but higher humidity is a bonus.
It is a climbing vine so they are often seen on a trellis or pole, but they also look great in hanging pots. Use a well-draining soil mix that contains bark, peat and perlite and grow it in a pot that has drainage holes at the bottom.This plant does not like to be rootbound, so aim to re-pot it every 2-3 years.
Water thoroughly as soon as the top layer of soil looks dry. Don’t let the soil dry out completely. Cissus do not like ‘wet feet’ so make sure you pour any excess water out the drainage saucer.
Invest in a moisture meter to help you monitor the levels of moisture in the soil so that you can only water it as needed.
As with most tropical plants, you should feed this plant during the growing season. Aim to feed it every second week.
Cleaning your leaves regularly will help prevent any pests. Rosecare Spray or other alternatives can be applied if you come into contact with any pests.