Gaining much popularity in the ‘Body building’ circles, this is quite weird little plant with ‘cactus’ looking stems with grape-like leaves erupting from the joints.
Cissus, in summer, produces little red berries, in bunches.
Easy to grow, Cissus will adapt well to pots, hangers and in the garden.
It requires little effort and enjoys being left alone to do it’s own thing.
Amongst their many benefits is their ability to promote healing of fractures and deep muscle tissue, increasing muscle mass.
There are many claims about Cissus’ ability to ‘burn’ fat and lower blood sugar, but we are unable to confirm that as our own trials are not yet complete.
Cissus does, however act as an extremely good diuretic.
The dried, crushed herb is most often used and we have found that it keeps well in that condition.
Growth Habit is rather ‘sprawling’ and we suggest that you allow it the space.
It looks fantastic in a rock garden or growing down a rocky slope.