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 San Jose, 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

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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 San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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Growing Bertolonia maculata in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Bertolonia maculata in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 1st, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Bertolonia maculata in San Jose, California

Sunlight will increase by 38.1% ☀️

February 5th, 2023

San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 38.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.8 megajoules of energy per m2…

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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 San Jose, 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.

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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Toxicity
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Propagation

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

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