Plant Care Maile


Also known as

Alyxia amoena, Alyxia brevipes, Alyxia brevipes macrocarpa, Alyxia elliptica, Alyxia latilimba, Alyxia linearifolia, Alyxia myrtillifolia, Alyxia oliviformis, Alyxia oliviformis ampla, Alyxia oliviformis angusta, Alyxia oliviformis cuneata, Alyxia oliviformis elliptica, Alyxia oliviformis fusiformis, Alyxia oliviformis lanceolata, Alyxia oliviformis linearis, Alyxia oliviformis myrtillifolia, Alyxia oliviformis obovata, Alyxia oliviformis oliviformis, Alyxia oliviformis ovata, Alyxia oliviformis retusa, Alyxia oliviformis rotundata, Alyxia oliviformis subacuta, Alyxia palauensis, Alyxia scandens, Alyxia stellata amoea, Alyxia stellata amoena, Alyxia stellata deckeri, Alyxia stellata fatuhivensis, Alyxia stellata magnacarpa, Alyxia stellata marquesensis, Alyxia stellata rapensis, Alyxia sulcata, Alyxia thozetii, Alyxia torresiana, Gynopogon apolimae, Gynopogon brevipes, Gynopogon labillardieri, Gynopogon oliviformis, Gynopogon scandens, Gynopogon torresianus, Pulassarium oliviformis, Pulassarium scandens, Pulassarium sulcatum, Pulassarium thozetii and Pulassarium torresianum


Alyxia stellata

How to care for Maile


How often to water your Maile

Water needs for Maile
0.5 cups
every 9

Maile 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for Maile in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Maile: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Maile may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Maile

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Maile: 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 Maile after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Maile


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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