Plant Care Bear's Breeches

Bear's Breeches

4.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Bear's Breeches has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Bear's Breeches has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Bear's Breeches

Bear's Breeches is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and having large, lush leaves with only 50 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Bear's Breeches likes soil that is well draining.

Bear's Breeches belongs to the Acanthus genus, and is native to Europe and Africa.


Acanthus mollis

Also known as

Sea dock, Bearsfoot and Oyster plant

How to care for Bear's Breeches


How often to water your Bear's Breeches

Water needs for Bear's Breeches
0.5 cups
every 9

Bear's Breeches 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.

Calculate water needs of Bear's Breeches

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bear's Breeches in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bear's Breeches: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bear's Breeches love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bear's Breeches does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Bear's Breeches

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bear's Breeches: 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 Bear's Breeches after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Bear's Breeches 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 Bear's Breeches

Bear's Breeches

Bear's Breeches

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Bear's Breeches has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Bear's Breeches has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Bear's Breeches has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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They just pop anywhere shady in the garden. Can’t stop them

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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