About Bear's Breeches
Spiny bear's breeches is a clumping perennial plant in the Acanthaceae (acanthus) family. It is native to Europe and the Mediterranean. The showy spikes of purple-white flowers that resemble snapdragons bring a pop of color to shady spots and make attractive additions to cut-flower bouquets.
Also known as
spine acanthus and spiny bear's-breeches
How to care for Bear's Breeches
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.
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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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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.