Plant Care African Plume

African Plume

Also known as

Nasturtium Bauhinia, Pride Of De Kaap, Red Bauhinia, Red Butterfly Tree, red butterfly-tree and Pride-of-de Kaap


Bauhinia galpinii

How to care for African Plume


How often to water your African Plume

Water needs for African Plume
0.5 cups
every 9

African Plume 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

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.

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Finding light for African Plume in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Plume: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

African Plume love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

African Plume does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize African Plume

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for African Plume

African Plume

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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