help identifying please

ymaddox(ky 6)January 29, 2012

someone identified this plant for me before, was my moms. could you tell me what it is again. believe some kind of ivy. please excuse the dust it needs a bath lol.

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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Grape ivy, aka Cissus?

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 12:44AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

SHAME on you, all that nasty dust! Just kidding, lol. I thought that dust was just normal 'patina'.

Pirate Girl is absolutely right...Cissus rhombifolia, to be exact. It's common name, Grape Ivy, is very fitting since it belongs to the same plant family as grapes, Vitaceae.

It used to be very popular as a house plant, then became hard to find all of a sudden. You're lucky to have such a nice specimen. Be careful with it, it will take over your curtain rod. Heaven help you if you let it get into the shutters or blinds, lol.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 10:08AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Thanks Rhizo, I haven't seen this in a LONG time.

Someone I worked w/ had some of this strung like Pothos on his office walls. Had a few nails in the walls & threaded this all over the room, was pretty memorable!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 2:15PM
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