Cissus discolor

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Cissus discolor

Fair Flora score: ★★★★★

Care

  • Place the plant in a sunny spot. Partial shade is also possible.
  • Give little water. The soil may dry out between watering.
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Cissus discolor

The Cissus rotundifolia is originally from East Africa. Cissus rotundifolia comes from a genus of about 350 species of cissus, which fall under the vine plants. Cissus comes from the Greek word Kissos, which means ivy. It is therefore a climbing plant, related to the well-known grape. Do not expect any grapes from your Cissus rotundifolia! The plant is also sometimes called ‘Suculent Grape’. Because it is a climbing plant, this Cissus needs some grip. The pot contains a pyramid of bamboo sticks, along which the plant climbs upwards. Rotundifolia literally means “round leaves”, which is what this plant also has: long lianas with all round leaves. The nice thing about the discolor is that the top and bottom of the leaf has a different color.

Did you know this plant is related to the grape vine?

Did you know there are over 350 species of Cissus?

Unique properties of this plant

This plant is a real climber. Give the plant a little extra support and it will keep climbing!

Product variations

Cissus is a very big family. At Fair Flora, Fachjan offers two species: the discolor and the rotundifolia.

Cissus rotundifolia

The rotundifolia has round, green leaves.

View in the catalogue
Cissus discolor

The discolor has variegated, pointy leaves with a purple underside.

View in the catalogue

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Environmental impact

Climate change
kg CO2
Cradle to gate of nursery

 

This is comparable to:

190 km driving by car
(the average new car emits 100 g/km)
1132 gram minced meat
(1 kg minced meat emits 16.8 kg CO2)

Water usage
litre
At the nursey

 

This is comparable to

37 plants per cotton t-shirt
(producing a cotton t-shirt takes 2500 liter water)
almost 9 minuten of showering
(average use of 7,8 liter water per minute)

Crop protection
g 1,4-DB
Emission of crop protection to air and water

 

Our Fair Flora score

Fachjan has achieved 3 stars for all plants. View the explanation below.

Status: achieved for all products

A current footprint calculation has been made of the product. With this, the grower has gained insight into the environmental performance of the product in question. He uses this to make an impact reduction plan, which he expects to achieve a reduction of at least 5% in two years. He is also transparent about the results of the calculation and the reduction plan.

Fachjan has done a footprint calculation, in which we immediately noticed how much impact gas consumption has on the total CO2 emissions per product. In recent years Fachjan has done a lot to get this down by geothermal energy, which we expect to see now in a lower footprint. Thanks to a hypermodern company with outside screens and the latest heating techniques, the environmental impact is low at the moment. Placing solar panels will further reduce COemissions. And by critically looking at our starting material we try to prevent waste.

We are also doing more on cutting-edge initiatives in the field of import. The boats we sail with all have a low sulfur fuel. That is slightly more expensive, but much better for the environment.

Status: achieved for all products

The grower is aware of his duty as an entrepreneur to deal well with his staff and requires the same from his suppliers. He confirms this by signing the CSR statement.

The CSR statement has been signed by Fred Janssen. Fachjan has signed a CSR statement because we see the importance in doing business well. We also want our suppliers to be treated in a decent manner, but also to treat their staff and suppliers well. We regularly visit our suppliers and try to get something extra from our suppliers and sub suppliers by paying a good fair price. Our suppliers who deliver products to IKEA have already signed an explanation.

Status: achieved for all products

The grower is aware that sustainability goes beyond what happens at his own nursery. That is why he only buys peat, paper and cardboard if it is of a responsible origin. In addition, he is actively engaged in waste separation. Although the grower is actively reducing his impact, there will probably still be an impact that can not (yet) be avoided. The CO2-impact that he still has is therefore compensated for the Fair Flora products.

Fachjan tries to market his products as sustainably as possible. We believe this can be done in 2 ways.

  1. Maintaining sustainable relationships. By creating a chain where you grant each other something, in our view a chain becomes more sustainable. This is because everyone is willing to walk a bit harder for each other. For example, we pay a good and fair price to our suppliers and we are willing to invest in the farms of our suppliers and in their environment. Examples are water pipes that we have built to increase production, help to finance a new farm and invest in a basketball field in the Philippines and a church in Guatemala where many of our supplier’s employees go. We see that this increases the willingness to do something and improves the quality. This ensures less waste. By supplying good / strong products and thinking along with the customer, we also hope to be an added value for our customer.
  2. Fachjan tries to burden the environment as little as possible. Examples are:
    1. Greenhouses are heated by means of geothermal heat.
    2. Outdoor screen is energy efficient in winter and keep the heat outside in the summer, making it better for staff to work.
    3. Underfloor heating for optimum consumption.
    4. Docks that close when a car comes to load, so there is no waste.
    5. Waste separation.
    6. Use biological control wherever possible and use as many non-chemical substances as possible.
    7. Recirculation of water, no discharge of water.
    8. Storage of rain water to water the products.

Status: Not yet achieved

A nursery has to do with its environment, such as nature, other businesses and local residents. These should be relieved as much as possible, or, if possible, even better from the presence of the nursery. The employees, suppliers and customers are also involved: they try to avoid transport movements as much as possible and to plan favourable moments for local residents. In order to protect employees and the surrounding nature, we use natural predators as much as possible. Other crop protection is of biological origin, whereby only in emergencies chemicals are used. The water cycle at the company is completely closed: no water is discharged.

  • With us, both the front and the back of the company are loaded. At night only at the rear, where almost no one is disturbed by loading
  • Control is for a large part biological
  • No water is discharged
  • Fachjan often sponsors plants at local parties.
  • We also sponsor local initiatives such as the hand- and football of Quintus
  • We sponsor a badminton tournament where staff participate
  • We sponsor 2 teams of Westlandia indoor football
  • We sponsor the Westland sailing flower parade every year.

Status: Not yet achieved

The production of many flowers and plants uses non-renewable raw materials such as natural gas, peat and artificial fertilizer. For the fifth star, the production of a plant involves the use only of renewable raw materials. For example, green electricity and green gas are used, a maximum of 25% peat and artificial fertilizer is used.

Fachjan participated in a geothermal project to heat our greenhouse complex (main location). As a result, our gas consumption will drop by as much as 90%! We also sell heat to the neighbors, which facilitates more heat than we use ourselves. As said, Fachjan will invest in solar panels in 2018, for which the subsidy has already been applied for.

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