Plant Care Narrow-leaved māhoe

Narrow-leaved māhoe

Also known as

Māhoe-wao

Taxonomy

Melicytus lanceolatus
Melicytus
Violaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Narrow-leaved māhoe

Water

How often to water your Narrow-leaved māhoe

Water needs for Narrow-leaved māhoe
0.5 cups
every 9

Narrow-leaved māhoe 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Narrow-leaved māhoe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Narrow-leaved māhoe: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Narrow-leaved māhoe 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Narrow-leaved māhoe

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

Care Summary for Narrow-leaved māhoe

Narrow-leaved māhoe


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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