Cissus Antartica 'Kangaroo Vine' Seeds

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Cissus Antartica 'Kangaroo Vine'- 5x Seeds

Also known as 'Native grape'

A vigorous and dense climber that can also be used as a groundcover, it is easy to grow, tough and very reliable. Birds, butterflys and other pollinators love this plant. Cream flowers will adorn the plant in Spring and Summer. Will grow in light shade to quite shady areas, also grows as an indoor plant. Feed with a good all-purpose fertiliser in the warmer months. Copes well with a hard cut back if needed to keep the desired shape and size.
Propagation is easy from both seed and from cuttings, which will root readily. 

Bushfood use - The berries of this plant are edible. Small round berries of around ⅓” inches across. These bluish black berries are delicious. 

Cissus Antartica 'Kangaroo Vine' occurs naturally on the NSW coast and inland and to southern Queensland.

Seed Starting Method

Cissus Antartica 'Kangaroo Vine' seeds are approximately 8mm in size. As a general rule Cissus Antartica 'Kangaroo Vine' seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Smoke treatment recommended

Sowing Depth

See above.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Once at least 12cm or larger they can be planted in individual pots to ensure strong root development, prior to planting out in the garden or kept as house plants.

Growing Season

Spring & Summer
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 18-20c - around 21 days
Hardiness Hardy - prefered a partial shade position with mulch around its roots
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height
Height: 0.3 ~ 4 metres
Width: 0.5 ~ 6 metres
Planting Position partial shade
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimics an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives


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