Plant Care Common Moonseed

Common Moonseed

About Common Moonseed

Menispermum canadense is a dioecious, scrambling, twining, woody vine. It will grow to 8-20' long when twining its way through the vegetation. Where no support structures are available, it will spread an indefinite length along the ground.


Menispermum canadense

Also known as

common moonseed, moonseed, yellow parilla, Canada moonseed and moonseed vine

How to care for Common Moonseed


How often to water your Common Moonseed

Water needs for Common Moonseed
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Moonseed 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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Finding light for Common Moonseed in your home

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

Common Moonseed 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 Common Moonseed

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

Difficulty Level

Common Moonseed is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Moonseed

Common Moonseed

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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