Plant Care False Buchu

False Buchu

Also known as

Barosma acutata, Barosma kraussiana, Barosma oblonga, Barosma pauciflora, Barosma scoparia, Barosma sertuliflora, Barosma ternata, Diosma lanceolata, Diosma microphylla, Diosma oblonga, Diosma pauciflora, Diosma punctata, Diosma scoparia, Diosma spartiifolia and Diosma ternata


Agathosma ovata

How to care for False Buchu

💦 Water

How often to water your False Buchu

Water needs for False Buchu
0.5 cups
every 9

False 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?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for False Buchu in your home

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

False 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 False Buchu in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize False Buchu

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

Care Summary for False Buchu

False 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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