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Cissampelos tortulosa

Kidney Leaf
Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: summer

Flowering Colour: white

Specifications: evergreen | fast growing | semi shade | shade

Description

This is a slender climber with a woody rootstock. The leaves kidney-shaped, 3-5-veined. It produces flowers which are unisexual. It is a lovely climber that clings to trees and shrubs. It grows in forests so likes a shade to semi shade environment. Fast growing. The name is derived from the Greek ‘kissos’ meaning ivy and ‘ampelos’ meaning a vine as this plant scrambles like ivy.