Maidenhair

Easy to grow in a pot!
Common name : Maidenhair
Scientific name : Muehlenbeckia spp.
Family : Nepenthaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Muehlenbeckia - the maidenhair - is a genus of flowering plants native to the Southern Hemisphere, especially South America, and introduced to temperate climates of the Northern hemisphere. They are vines with masses of dark stems, small bronze-tinged leaves and star-shaped creamy-white flowers. In frost-free climates, they can become weedy and difficult to eradicate.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 15 - 500
pH 6 - 7

Plant my maidenhair

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my maidenhair

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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