The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Vitaceae.

Parthenocissus inserta
Parthenocissus Genus of about 10 species of deciduous tendrill climbers found in forests in the Himalayas, E. Asia, and North America. Some species are twining, but more commonly they cling by disk-like suckers on the tips of tendrils. A self clinging creeper that can reach considerable heights. The leaves are green but turn brilliant shades of scarlet and orange in the fall. Blue-black fruits follow.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 55F in winter.Brightly lit spot. Keep well away from direct sunlight. Keep compost moist at all times but never waterlogged. Reduce watering in winter. Use soft, tepid water. Misting is necessary in summer. Take stem cuttings in spring. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn.

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