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Grape Ivy (Oak Leaf Ivy)

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  • Common Name: Grape Ivy (Oak Leaf Ivy)
  • Latin Name: Cissus rhombifolia
  • Family Name: Vitaceae
Grape Ivy is an evergreen, tender climber that is a commonly sold as a houseplant in the UK.  It has no toxic properties and so could be planted in the indoor enclosure and fed to tortoises in moderation, as part of a wider varied diet, but the sap is said to cause dermatitis so do take care when handling this plant. 

The flowers are small and insignificant, BUT the plant can produce black berries, so if these appear do not feed them to your tortoise unless you are sure that it is a fruit-eating species.

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