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Nematanthus Care

Nematanthus Care

This vine is a member of the Coffee family, although it bears no resemblance at all. It will grow in full to partial sun. It does well indoors and out, and can grow to 15 feet as long as it is supported well.


Water: During periods of active growth, typically from spring until fall, the candy corn plant prefers evenly moist soil. However, during the winter, when the plant is dormant, it requires little water to survive. Watering once or twice a month may be all your plant needs during the winter months, but always use your plants health as a guide; wilted or shriveled leaves indicate your plant needs more water. 

Light: Candy corn plants can be grown in full sun or partial shade when planted or summered outside. When grown inside as a houseplant, the candy corn plant prefers full sun from south or west-facing windows. 

Temperatures: In cooler climates, the plant should be moved inside when temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit at night to allow the plant to adjust to indoor temperatures. It can be overwintered as a houseplant and returned to the outside when weather warms in the spring.

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