Plant Care Carey's balsamroot

Carey's balsamroot

Also known as

intermediate balsamroot

Taxonomy

Balsamorhiza careyana
Balsamorhiza
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Carey's balsamroot

Water

How often to water your Carey's balsamroot

Water needs for Carey's balsamroot
0.5 cups
every 9

Carey's balsamroot 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Carey's balsamroot in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Carey's balsamroot: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Carey's balsamroot love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Carey's balsamroot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Carey's balsamroot in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Carey's balsamroot

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Carey's balsamroot: 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 Carey's balsamroot after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Carey's balsamroot

Carey's balsamroot


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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