Plant Care Rocky Mountain Columbine

Rocky Mountain Columbine

About Rocky Mountain Columbine

Rocky Mountain Columbine is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Rocky Mountain Columbine likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Rocky Mountain Columbine belongs to the aquilegia genus, and is native to Western North America.


Aquilegia caerulea

Also known as

columbine blue star

How to care for Rocky Mountain Columbine


How often to water your Rocky Mountain Columbine

Water needs for Rocky Mountain Columbine
0.5 cups
every 9

Rocky Mountain Columbine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tallahassee, Florida.

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 Rocky Mountain Columbine

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 Rocky Mountain Columbine in Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

55% Medium

Growing Rocky Mountain Columbine in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Rocky Mountain Columbine in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 7th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Rocky Mountain Columbine in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 16.9% ☀️

December 7th, 2021

Tallahassee is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to decrease by 16.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Rocky Mountain Columbine in Tallahassee, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Tallahassee is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Rocky Mountain Columbine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rocky Mountain Columbine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Rocky Mountain Columbine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Rocky Mountain Columbine does not tolerate low light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Rocky Mountain Columbine

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

When to repot Rocky Mountain Columbine

Nutrient needs for plant Rocky Mountain Columbine in Tallahassee, Florida

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

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Tallahassee 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…

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Difficulty Level

Rocky Mountain Columbine is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Rocky Mountain Columbine

Rocky Mountain Columbine

Rocky Mountain Columbine

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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