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CISSUS hypoglauca

Native Grape

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Family: Vitaceae

Characteristics: Climbing vine 4 m spread 2 m

Seeds per packet: 12

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Large vigorous, attractive woody climber commonly found in moist areas. Woody stem, vigorous and tendrilled, dark green leaves 7.5 cm long.

Yellow flowers occur in dense heads during spring followed by bluish black succulent globular berries 2 cm across which are edible.

Native to Eastern Australia,

Prefers a medium to heavy soil in a protected shaded position. Frost resistant but drought tender.

Please Note: Although many of the traditional Bush Food and Medicine plants are now commercially produced in various forms we recommend you re-search these before using them as any form of food or medicines. Some parts of the plant may not be edible or some may need prepared before they are safe to eat or use in any way. We do our best to describe their traditional & modern uses. It is the purchaser responsibility to ensure they are fit for their intended use.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 21-24°C for this species.

  1. Sow seed on a porous seed raising mix and cover lightly. Do not bury too seed deeply.
  2. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  3. The growing medium should be well draining but should remain damp between watering. Keep moist but not too wet. Do not let the growing mix completely dry out.
  4. Germination should occur in 10-28 days depending on the temperature and conditions.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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