Plant Care Desert Sand-Verbena

Desert Sand-Verbena

About Desert Sand-Verbena

Desert Sand-Verbena is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Desert Sand-Verbena likes soil that is extremely well-draining.

Taxonomy

Abronia villosa
Abronia
Nyctaginaceae
Caryophyllales

Also known as

Desert sand-verbena and Chaparral sand-verbena

How to care for Desert Sand-Verbena

💦 Water

How often to water your Desert Sand-Verbena

Water needs for Desert Sand-Verbena
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert Sand-Verbena 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

Finding light for Desert Sand-Verbena in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Sand-Verbena: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Desert Sand-Verbena love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Desert Sand-Verbena does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Desert Sand-Verbena in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Desert Sand-Verbena

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Desert Sand-Verbena: 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 Desert Sand-Verbena after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Desert Sand-Verbena prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Desert Sand-Verbena requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Desert Sand-Verbena is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Desert Sand-Verbena grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Desert Sand-Verbena can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Desert Sand-Verbena

Desert Sand-Verbena


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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