You don’t often see  Cynanchum marnierianum for sale or on display often for obvious reasons its look like bundles of dead twigs but it's a real gem and another rare plant from Central and south-west Madagascar, a country full of unusual plants.


It grows in the arid landscape of dry plateaus and scrub forest and uses its appearance as a dead plant to hide from hungry herbivores.  Each October  Cynanchum marnierianum burst into flower producing hundreds of small green flowers along each branch that produce wonderful fragrant aromas. 


To thrive they need good light and only the very occasional watering, these plants like to be kept dry, treat it like a cactus and you won't go far wrong.


We are selling nice large plants and obviously very limited stock. 


Cynanchum marnierianum make a great houseplant gift for the houseplant enthusiast.  If you are giving Cynanchum marnierianum as a gift, make sure you include your message at the basket stage.  We’ll deliver the houseplant along with a free, handwritten card - and we’ll leave out the paperwork with the price on!


Happy Houseplants is the best place to come for online plant delivery - we bring you beautiful and unusual houseplants to give you a true rainforest experience in your own home - try forest bathing - meditation or relaxation surrounded by your houseplants! It may be hard to go to a real forest but you can enjoy the experience in your own home with some of our plants, and revel in the stress relief. It really works!


Cynanchum marnierianum care level

This plant is easy care, great for beginners.


Where should I put this plant?

Likes a bright indirect light, it will also enjoy a sunny spot. The brighter the light the more colour in the plant. 


How should I water this plant?

Water regularly during the active growing season. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. Keep completely dry in winter.


Should I feed this plant?

Feed once a month in spring and summer with a liquid plant food. Why not try our own vegan, organic plant food?


Is this plant suitable if I have pets?

This plant is toxic to cats and dogs. 


What size is this plant?

W14cm x H30cm


If you would like more information on caring for houseplants, please have a look at our video here



Cynanchum marnierianum *very rare*