Plant Care Possum-Grape


About Possum-Grape

Possum-Grape is a super 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.


Cissus trifoliata

Also known as

Sorrelvine, Vine-sorrel and Cissus incisa

How to care for Possum-Grape


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

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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.

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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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Possum-Grape



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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