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Rhoicissus digitata

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Baboon Grape is part of the Rhoicissus genus. Its scientific name is Rhoicissus digitata.

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R. digitata is a woody climber up to 15 m, occasionally a small, bushy tree 3 to 4 m tall, that is found in grassland, bush, on forest margins and on coastal dunes and dry sand forest in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Swaziland and Mozambique.

Baboon Grape grows as a perennial and is a flowering edible ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Normally grows with a climbing habit.

Try planting Baboon Grape if you'd like to attract bees and birds to your garden.

South Africa is believed to be where Baboon Grape originates from.

Baboon Grape is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Baboon Grape have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Baboon Grape

  • Partial Sun

  • Dappled Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun / dappled sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Baboon Grape is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Baboon Grape to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Baboon Grape from seed

Transplanting Baboon Grape

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Baboon Grape is a hardy plant.

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Other names for Baboon Grape

Dune Grape, bobeejaandruif

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