Plant Care Black Matipo

Black Matipo

Also known as

Kōhūhū, Kōhūhū and Black matipo


Pittosporum tenuifolium

How to care for Black Matipo


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

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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 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 🏡.


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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Black Matipo

Black Matipo

Black Matipo

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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