Plant Care Bertolonia maculata

Bertolonia maculata

Taxonomy

Bertolonia maculata
Bertolonia
Melastomataceae
Myrtales

How to care for Bertolonia maculata

💦 Water

How often to water your Bertolonia maculata

Water needs for Bertolonia maculata
0.5 cups
every 9

Bertolonia maculata 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.

Calculate water needs of Bertolonia maculata

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Bertolonia maculata in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bertolonia maculata: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bertolonia maculata 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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bertolonia maculata

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Bertolonia maculata 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!

Benefits of Growing Bertolonia maculata →

Common Bertolonia maculata Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Bertolonia maculata prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Bertolonia maculata Water Frequency →

Bertolonia maculata Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bertolonia maculata may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Bertolonia maculata Light Requirements →

Bertolonia maculata Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Bertolonia maculata can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 11a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Bertolonia maculata Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Bertolonia maculata can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Bertolonia maculata

Bertolonia maculata

Bertolonia maculata


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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