Exposure and watering
In apartment it is grown in a very bright and well ventilated place; it can bear even short periods of direct sunlight; usually during the winter it is grown in a place with temperatures above 12-15°C, if the plant is in a lower temperature condition it tends to lose part of its foliage and to have a period of vegetative rest. During the spring, summer and autumn periods, let’s water regularly, allowing the soil to dry between one watering and the other; in winter let’s water slightly less.
During the whole year let’s remember to spray the canopy frequently, using demineralized water.
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The soil is the main source of sustenance for plants. For this reason, when you decide to grow a shrub, a plant or any plant species, it is important to know what are the specific cultural needs of the same to be able to grow at its best.
For our cissus discolor we use a soft, very permeable and well drained soil; we can cultivate the cissus discolor in universal soil, lightened with perlite or pumice stone, and with a few shredded barks that make the soil soft and at the same time slightly maintain the humidity. The multiplication usually takes place by such, utilizing the apex of the stems, in summer, or preparing foliar cuttings.
The cutting consists, in fact, in the utilization of a fragment of branch of the original plant in order to be able to give life from this to a new plant. The branch fragment should contain at least 2-3 leaves, the cut should be clean and made with clean tools.
Cissus discolor: Pests and diseases
As for parasites and diseases that could cover the plant, cissus suffer particularly from root rot or botrytis; often the onset of these diseases is due to poor ventilation in the environment or excessive watering. When the leaves of the plant are damaged, it is advisable to check the roots of the cissus and remove any rotten roots. This may be due to excessive irrigation. If the plant does not generate new shoots, it probably means that the fertilization that had to be done did not take place.
Another reason why the plant may appear to be depleted, floppy and energyless after years could be the end of its life cycle. This species can in fact withstand up to 6-7 years.