Maidenhair Vine

Maidenhair Vine

Muehlenbeckia complexa 


Native to New Zealand, Australia, South America and New Guinea

General Care


Medium to bright filtered. Avoid low light.


18-30°C. Keep above 15°C. Above  21°C, humidity is essential. 


Higher. For extra humidity: mist 1-2 times per week, place pot on moist pebbles in a tray, group with other plants, or, introduce a humidifier.


Weekly. Water moderately (spring-fall) and allow thoroughly moist potting mix to dry within top 1-2”. Water more sparingly (winter) and allow moist mix to dry halfway. Always check moisture level before watering. Aerate mix to improve its condition. 


Once a month (spring-fall). Use organic houseplant fertilizer, according to packaging instructions. 


Every 1-2 weeks, rotate plant to ensure even growth. Every 1-2 months, give your plant a tepid shower: gently spray leaf tops/undersides to free them of dust, and soak mix to leach accumulated salts. Trim unsightly or unruly vines at their base with sterile shears.

Potting and Repotting

Soil-based potting mix. Every 1-2 years (spring) move plant into a planter 1-2” larger (diameter and depth); or, repot in the same planter, using new potting mix, after cleaning planter and partially trimming back roots and foliage. Top dress annually, once maximum convenient planter size reached.


    Special Points/Common Problems: 

    • May produce insignificant green to white flowers (fall). Once flowers faded, trim back at their base.