Plant Care Bristly Fiddleneck

Bristly Fiddleneck

About Bristly Fiddleneck

Bristly Fiddleneck is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Bristly Fiddleneck likes soil that is well draining.


Amsinckia tessellata

Also known as

Amsinckia tesselata, bristly fiddleneck, tessellate fiddleneck, checker fiddleneck and devil's lettuce

How to care for Bristly Fiddleneck


How often to water your Bristly Fiddleneck

Water needs for Bristly Fiddleneck
0.5 cups
every 9

Bristly Fiddleneck 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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bristly Fiddleneck in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bristly Fiddleneck: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bristly Fiddleneck love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bristly Fiddleneck does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Bristly Fiddleneck

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Bristly Fiddleneck

Bristly Fiddleneck

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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