How to care for Bertolonia maculata
How often to water your Bertolonia maculata
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 San Diego, California.
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Water 0.5 cups every
Check the growing potential in your area
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San Diego, California
Finding light for Bertolonia maculata in your home
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..️
San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
How to fertilize Bertolonia maculata
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.
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!
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 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 🏡.
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.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Bertolonia maculata can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 11a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
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.
Care Summary for Bertolonia maculata
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 3ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.