Plant Care Fox Grape

Fox Grape

About Fox Grape

Frost grape is a long-lived, native woody deciduous vine in the grape family. It is found typically in upland woodlands and forests but occasionally in bottom land areas. Its distinguishing feature from similar grape species is its greenish-yellow undersides. Frost grape does not do well in cold temperatures below -23 degrees F.

Taxonomy

Vitis vulpina
Vitis
Vitaceae
Vitales

Also known as

frost grape, wild grape, winter grape, chicken grape and sweet-scented grape

How to care for Fox Grape

💦 Water

How often to water your Fox Grape

Water needs for Fox Grape
0.5 cups
every 9

Fox 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Fox Grape in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fox Grape: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fox Grape love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Fox Grape does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Fox Grape

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fox 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 Fox Grape after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Fox 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

Fox Grape requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. 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.


🪴 Soil

Fox 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

Fox 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!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Fox 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
Fox Grape can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Fox Grape can be propagated by the leaf method. To propagate:

  • Remove a leaf by gently twisting until it pops off.
  • To get the leaf to root, you can either:
    • Place the leaf in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the leaf directly into well-draining soil

🧐 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 Fox Grape

Fox Grape


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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