Muehlenbeckia is a genus in the Polygonaceae family native to the borders of the Pacific. They have deep dark green leaves that range from lance shape to ovate and are arranged alternately on the stem. 

Light: Part-sun to part-shade

Water: Even moisture

Environment: Appreciates humidity

Toxicity: Reported to be nontoxic but no solid report found

Habit / SIze: Growth habit varies by species from shrub to perennials to vines 

Of Note:

  • Muehlenbeckia have rhizomatic roots
  • Muehlenbeckia axillaris is a vining variety and makes for a great houseplant. Also fantastic as an annual in outdoor containers. Flowers are inconspicuous. Can handle dry to touch once established.
  • Pot with regular potting mix

*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, help avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.