Plant Care Garlic Buchu

Garlic Buchu

Also known as

Agathosma apiculata


Agathosma apiculata

How to care for Garlic Buchu

💦 Water

How often to water your Garlic Buchu

Water needs for Garlic Buchu
0.5 cups
every 9

Garlic Buchu 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Garlic Buchu in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Garlic Buchu: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Garlic Buchu may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Garlic Buchu in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Garlic Buchu

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Garlic Buchu: 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 Garlic Buchu after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Garlic Buchu

Garlic Buchu

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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