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 located in Los Angeles, California.

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?

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5"
Light

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 Bertolonia maculata in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

47% Low

Growing Bertolonia maculata in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant Bertolonia maculata in Los Angeles, California

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 7th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Los Angeles is currently medium 👌.

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 Bertolonia maculata in Los Angeles, California

Sunlight will increase by 35.2% ☀️

February 8th, 2023

Los Angeles is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to increase by 35.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.9 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Bertolonia maculata in Los Angeles, California

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

February 8th, 2023

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 9.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.0 total hours of…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Los Angeles, California ⛅.

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.

When to repot Bertolonia maculata

Nutrient needs for plant Bertolonia maculata in Los Angeles, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 6th, 2023

The growing potential in Los Angeles is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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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!


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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 your location in Los Angeles, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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