Cissus rhombifolia

Grape Ivy
VITACEAE, The Grape family

I started a part-time interior plant care job. Yesterday I had a training round and today I went around and watered and groomed the plants. There are seven accounts, all businesses in Southeast; restaurants, bars and some planters in front of a shop. The indoor plants are the easiest houseplants you can find. They have to put up with slightly erratic care and smoky air. There are Pothos, two kinds of Philodendron, Lipstick vine, Chinese evergreen, Schefflera, Peace lily, spider plant, Monstera, Ficus benjamina, three kinds of Dracaena, grape ivy and two kinds of Nepenthyes, a Norfolk island pine and a hanging cactus.

The grape ivy is my favorite to look at, though it drops a lot of dead leaves. At Beulahland there are tall columns of grape ivy made of hanging baskets of ivy suspended six feet below the ceiling on thin cable that the vines trail up. They are pruned very frequently to keep they full. Grape ivy is a tropical plant native to Central and South America. It likes bright, indirect light and occasional misting.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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