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Maidenhair Vine

Muehlenbeckia complexa

Maidenhair Vine Plant Features

Maidenhair vine is a stunning houseplant. It creates a carpet of small, shiny, dark green leaves and is excellent for creating a groundcover effect under taller houseplants. Because it has a creeping or trailing habit, maidenhair vine is also excellent for hanging baskets or growing along a mantle, where you can train it to beautifully spread across the surface. 

Maidenhair vine is perfect for any indoor style. It's classically charming, yet looks right at home if you like a more contemporary, formal, or even eclectic look. 

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Maidenhair Vine Growing Instructions

Grow maidenhair vine in medium to bright light to keep it happiest. It can take direct sun on its foliage when grown inside, even in hot-summer climates, making it a good houseplant for window sills.

Water maidenhair vine when the soil surface starts to dry. It likes a little more water in the spring and summer months than it does in the shorter, cooler days of fall and winter.

You don't need to fertilize maidenhair vine to keep it healthy, but if you'd like to, use a houseplant fertilizer in spring and summer, following the directions on the packaging. 

Maidenhair vine is not recommended for human or animal consumption.

  • Light

    Indoors: High light
    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors


  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

Complement your Maidenhair Vine with these varieties:
Grow maidenhair vine as a lovely pot topper with beautiful, tropical-looking banana.

Devil's Backbone
Devil's backbone is a stunning plant, but looks even more dramatic rising out of a pot of beautiful maidenhair vine.

Norfolk Island Pine
Norfolk Island pine is a super-easy houseplant; use a planting of maidenhair vine like a living mulch for it!