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Muehlenbeckia complexa

Maidenhair Vine, Wireplant

Muehlenbeckia complexa

  1. Lighting Indoor Muehlenbeckia complexa does best on part sunny to full sunny spots. If placed in the garden or on the balcony a light shaded place with only a few sunrays per day is also fine.
  2. Soil Regular mixes for container plants, vegetables or herbs can be used.
  3. Watering Let the soil moderately dry between the waterings. 75 % of the pots height. Reduce watering if placed cool during winter. Avoid overwatering or drying out.
    Muehlenbeckia roots
  4. Feeding When in active growth with standard liquid fertilizer (monthly), spikes or granules (2 to 3 monthly).
    New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
  5. Temperature Maidenhair Vine can either be grown warm the year round or given a winter rest period with a minimum of 1 °C (34 °F).
  6. Propagation Cuttings – there should be at least 3 leaves on each cutting.



Muehlenbeckia garden
Muehlenbeckia complexa is not hardy but can tolerate short frosty periods with -5 °C (23 °F).

  1. Scientific name
    Muehlenbeckia complexa
  2. Common name(s)
    Maidenhair Vine, Wireplant, Creeping Wire Vine and others
  3. Family
  4. Origin
    New Zealand
  5. Height
    Shoots can reach up to 30 cm in length
  6. Toxic No but not edible.