Plant Care Possum-Grape

Possum-Grape

About Possum-Grape

Possum-Grape is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Possum-Grape likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Possum-Grape belongs to the Cissus genus, and is native to the Southern United States.

Taxonomy

Cissus trifoliata
Cissus
Vitaceae
Vitales

Also known as

Sorrelvine, Vine-sorrel and Cissus incisa

How to care for Possum-Grape

💦 Water

How often to water your Possum-Grape

Water needs for Possum-Grape
0.5 cups
every 9

Possum-Grape needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Possum-Grape

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Possum-Grape in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Possum-Grape: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Possum-Grape may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Possum-Grape in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Possum-Grape

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Possum-Grape: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Possum-Grape after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Possum-Grape is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


💦 Water Needs

Possum-Grape prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Possum-Grape may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Possum-Grape doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.


🪴 Soil

Possum-Grape does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Possum-Grape should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Possum-Grape is native to Worldwide.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Possum-Grape is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Possum-Grape can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Possum-Grape

Possum-Grape

Possum-Grape


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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