PlantsMatelea→Matelea (Matelea cyclophylla)

Also sold as:
Gonolobus cyclophyllus

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 2 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: Corky caudex can grow 6 - 12 inches in diameter.
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Loses leaves and goes dormant in colder months and should be kept dry during this time, water just enough to prevent roots from dying.
Fruit: Other: Horn like pods.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Deep maroon-burgundy but green forms also occur.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Caudex
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Pollinators: Flies
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


Photo gallery:
By ljones26
Give a thumbs up
Location: TexasDate: 2014-11-06Approximately 4 Month Old Seedlings.
By Reine
Give a thumbs up
Location: TexasDate: 2015-09-14Sown July 2014
By Reine
Give a thumbs up
Location: TexasDate: 2015-09-14
By Reine
Give a thumbs up
Location: TexasDate: 2015-09-12
By Reine
Give a thumbs up

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Matelea by jillrosenast Jul 28, 2018 7:58 AM 21
Cactus and tender succulents chat 2017 by Dutchlady1 Jun 10, 2019 6:45 AM 1,215
Indoor Lights by Reine Nov 4, 2014 3:33 PM 60
My Fat Plants by Ursula Oct 5, 2015 5:51 PM 59
blooming succulents by tarev Nov 7, 2021 9:46 AM 2,545
What other houseplants do you grow 4 by boojum May 27, 2013 7:06 PM 291
What other houseplants do you grow 2 by Ursula Feb 1, 2011 4:06 PM 116

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by skopjecollection and is called "Hippeastrum"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.