Plant Care Black Canyon gilia

Black Canyon gilia

Also known as

Black Canyon gilia and beardtongue gilia


Aliciella penstemonoides

How to care for Black Canyon gilia


How often to water your Black Canyon gilia

Water needs for Black Canyon gilia
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Canyon gilia 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 Black Canyon gilia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Black Canyon gilia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Canyon gilia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Black Canyon gilia 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.

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How to fertilize Black Canyon gilia

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

Water Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Black Canyon gilia

Black Canyon gilia

Black Canyon gilia

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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