Plant Care Mouse's Eye

Mouse's Eye

Also known as

southwest bernardia


Bernardia myricifolia

How to care for Mouse's Eye


How often to water your Mouse's Eye

Water needs for Mouse's Eye
0.5 cups
every 9

Mouse's Eye needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mouse's Eye in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mouse's Eye: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mouse's Eye may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Mouse's Eye

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

Care Summary for Mouse's Eye

Mouse's Eye

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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