Don’s Expert Answers: Name of Plant — Identify

Question From:
in Cornubia, Brisbane Queensland

Nature of problem:
Name of Plant — Identify

Type of Plant (if known):

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
Not Applicable

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
Not Applicable

How often do you water the plant:
Loves water

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
Loves sunlight

How long since you planted it:
Not applicable

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Not applicable

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:
Can be grown both

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
Can be hanging pot or ground cover

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:
I am trying to find the name of a plant that was a rage in the late 70’s & 80’s as a hanging/ cascading pot plant indoors.
I thought it was called Grape Ivy…………… ??????

The leaves are very waxy, almost round with a fluted/laced edge. It has tiny white trumpet shaped flowers with purple spots in the throat that hang like a bunch of grapes. The leaves turn dull & grey green when the plant needs watering.

Thanks for your help in naming this favourite of mine.


Sorry Terri, but that description doesn’t fit any plant that I know. The ‘Grape Ivy’ is a plant called Cissus rhombifolia. Don