Cissus antarctica

Cissus antarctica
Cissus antarctica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Cissus
Species: C. antarctica
Binomial name
Cissus antarctica

Cissus antarctica (synonym Cissus oblongata[1]), called "kangaroo vine", is one of the best known species of the genus Cissus in the family of Vitaceae. It is a climbing plant, a vine, and comes from Australia.


Cissus antarctica is often used as a vine in subtropical climates, such as California, as an ornamental plant in gardens.

Kangaroo vine also is a popular interior or houseplant, a well adapted plant, even in subdued light. It doesn't do well above 15°C, especially when exposed to central heating, which can cause the leaves to drop. [2]


  1. New South Wales Flora Online (2013) National Herbarium of NSW, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
  2. Encyclopédie des jardins d'intérieur, Gründ editor, 3rd quarter 1978, Paris, ISBN 2-7000-0228-8

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