Plant Care Chocolate Vine

Chocolate Vine

About Chocolate Vine

Akebia is a deciduous to semi-evergreen twining woody vine in the Lardizabalaceae family. It is a large vigorous vine growing up to 40 feet with palmately compound leaves. The red-purple blooms appear in early spring with leaves and can be lost in the five parted green foliage similar to plants in the Schefflera genus. The vine tolerates drought, wet sites, deer browsing, erosion and heavy shade.

Taxonomy

Akebia quinata
Akebia
Lardizabalaceae
Ranunculales

Also known as

Chocolate vine and Five-leaf chocolate vine

How to care for Chocolate Vine

Water

How often to water your Chocolate Vine

Water needs for Chocolate Vine
0.5 cups
every 9

Chocolate Vine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Chocolate Vine

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Chocolate Vine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chocolate Vine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chocolate Vine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Chocolate Vine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chocolate Vine in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chocolate Vine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chocolate Vine: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Chocolate Vine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Chocolate Vine can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chocolate Vine

Chocolate Vine

Chocolate Vine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

Trending in your area

Similar to Chocolate Vine

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in