Plant Care Amsinckia tesselata

Amsinckia tesselata

About Amsinckia tesselata

Amsinckia tesselata 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.

Amsinckia tesselata 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 Amsinckia tesselata


How often to water your Amsinckia tesselata

Water needs for Amsinckia tesselata
0.5 cups
every 9

Amsinckia tesselata needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Amsinckia tesselata in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

56% Medium

Growing Amsinckia tesselata in Phoenix right now

Light needs for plant Amsinckia tesselata in Phoenix, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Phoenix is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Amsinckia tesselata in Phoenix, Arizona

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 18.5% ☀️

December 7th, 2021

Phoenix is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to decrease by 18.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Amsinckia tesselata in Phoenix, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 8th, 2021

This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 10.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Amsinckia tesselata in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Amsinckia tesselata: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Amsinckia tesselata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Amsinckia tesselata does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Phoenix, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Amsinckia tesselata

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

When to repot Amsinckia tesselata

Nutrient needs for plant Amsinckia tesselata in Phoenix, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 8th, 2021

The growing potential in Phoenix is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Amsinckia tesselata

Amsinckia tesselata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Phoenix, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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