Cissus discolor comes from Java, where it is found growing in tropical rain forests. Thanks to its striking, large leaves and climbing growth, it turns out to be a wonderful houseplant. This lovely vine could also be used on arbors or trellises. But it is not easy to take care of as a houseplant!
Having a vining growth habit and striking leaves of a Rex begonia, Cissus discolor is great in a container or a hanging basket and could be trained onto a form. This vine goes up to 3 feet in containers. Its heart-shaped leaves are dark green in color and feature silver patterns and red undersides. Due to its interesting patter on the long, wide leaves, it is commonly known as Rex begonia vine. This is because it features showy patterns on the leaves, resembling the hybrids of the painted leaf begonia.
This plant is a member of the Vitaceae family and the ‘Cissus’ genus that comprises over 350 species of woody vines. Out of all, the most popular one is Cissus Rhombifolia or grape ivy. For enjoying colorful, full foliage, provide the plant lots of sunshine, warmth, and display Cissus discolor in a hanging basket.