The Grape Ivy That's More Than Just a Pretty Vine

Meet the Cissus Alata, a plant that's as versatile as it is beautiful. Also known as Grape Ivy, Treebind, and Venezuela Treebine, this plant is a must-have for any indoor greenery enthusiast.

Cissus alata

Dappled To Partial Sun

Adaptable to both indirect light and moderate direct sun.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Cissus alata

The Cissus Alata is a climbing flora that can reach heights of 7 to 10 feet and widths of 3 to 7 feet. Its leaves are a vibrant lime color, and it produces verdant flowers. While it does bear fruit, the color of these fruits remains a mystery.

Despite its common names, the Cissus Alata is not related to the grapevine. It's actually a member of the Vitaceae family, which includes around 800 species of plants, many of which are climbers.

Also known as

Grape ivy
Venezuela treebind
Venezuela treebine

Our design recommendations

The Cissus Alata is perfect for planters and hanging plant containers. It's also a great choice for indoor greenery, adding a touch of the tropics to any room.