Plant Care Black Matipo

Black Matipo

Also known as

Kōhūhū, Kōhūhū and Black matipo

Taxonomy

Pittosporum tenuifolium
Pittosporum
Pittosporaceae
Apiales

How to care for Black Matipo

💦 Water

How often to water your Black Matipo

Water needs for Black Matipo
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Matipo 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 Black Matipo

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Kōhūhū in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Matipo: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black Matipo love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Black Matipo does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Matipo

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Black Matipo prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Kōhūhū Water Frequency →

Kōhūhū Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Black Matipo requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Kōhūhū Light Requirements →

Kōhūhū Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Black Matipo does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Kōhūhū →

When and How to Successfully Repot Kōhūhū →


💩 Fertilizer

Black Matipo is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Black Matipo can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Kōhūhū Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Black Matipo

Black Matipo

Black Matipo


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.

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