Maze Plant


Height Medium

Pot Color

Featuring a thick bonsai-like trunk and lush leaves, Maze Plant is ideal for both houseplant beginners and collectors of exotic and unusual plants, as it is exceptionally tolerant of neglect. Maze Plant is grown and shipped fresh from our farm to your door.

  • Ideal for houseplant beginners as it’s exceptionally tolerant of neglect. 
  • Can grow 2 feet tall and may need to be re-potted as trunk expands.

Care Guide

Light Level: Low Light

This plant can get by with very little natural light. Feel free to place it anywhere from on a nightstand to in a bathroom.

Water Level: Not Thirsty

This plant can go several weeks without water. Only water it when the soil dries out completely and be careful not to over-water.

Quick Tips

Maze plant doesn’t need to grow in soil; it can be mounted on wood like some hoyas and ferns (including bird’s nest and staghorn).


Plant Bio

Hydnophytum Papuanum

Botanically known as Hydnophytum papuanum, you might not guess that maze plant is in the coffee family and related to garden plants like gardenia, ixora, and pentas. Native to Southeast Asia, our Plant Hunter selected it because it is so easy to grow indoors (as long as you don’t overwater it). The plant’s thick caudex (trunk-like base) stores moisture, allowing it to go a couple of weeks without water if necessary. Maze plant is also commonly known as ant plant as the caudex forms chambers that, in nature, provides habitat for native ant species. But don’t worry—it does not attract ants in your home.

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