The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Tetrastigma

Family: Vitaceae.

Tetrastigma voinierianum Common name(s): Chestnut Vine, Lizard plant
Tetrastigma Genus of about 90 species of evergreen and deciduous tendril climbers found in tropical woodland from Indonesia and Malaysia to N. Australia. Tetrastigma voinierianum is the giant of the vines group. Each leaf measures more than 1 ft across when mature - the 3-5 leaflets which male up each leaf are glossy and saw-edged. This plant is a rampant grower in the greenhouse or conservatory - useful if you want to cover a bare wall but a menace if delicate plants are nearby. It is distinctly unhappy in warm, dry air - keep it in cool place if you want to grow it indoors. Stout support are necessary and so is space - it can grow 5-9 ft in a year. Tetrastigma
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 45-55 F in winter. Brightly lit spot away from direct sunlight. Grow in soil-based potting mix. Keep compost moist at all time. Reduce watering in winter. Misting is necessary. Take semi-ripe stem cuttings in spring or summer. Layer in spring.

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