California False Indigo
About California False Indigo
False Indigo is a deciduous native shrub in the Fabaceae (bean) family. It is typically found growing in moist open woodlands, roadsides, canyons, floodplains, gravel bars, stream and pond banks, and along swamp edges. Plant in the full sun to partial shade moist to dry soil. It spreads easily by seeds and suckers.
Also known as
Desert false indigo and Bastard indigobush
How to care for California False Indigo
California False Indigo 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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California False Indigo love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
California False Indigo 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 California False Indigo after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.