Plant Care Downy Pagoda-Plant

Downy Pagoda-Plant

About Downy Pagoda-Plant

Downy Pagoda-Plant is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Downy Pagoda-Plant belongs to the Blephilia genus, and is native to the Central and Eastern United States.


Blephilia ciliata

Also known as

downy wood mint, downy pagoda-plant, sunny woodmint and Ohio horsemint

How to care for Downy Pagoda-Plant


How often to water your Downy Pagoda-Plant

Water needs for Downy Pagoda-Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Downy Pagoda-Plant 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Downy Pagoda-Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Downy Pagoda-Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Downy Pagoda-Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Downy Pagoda-Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Downy Pagoda-Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Downy Pagoda-Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Downy Pagoda-Plant: 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 Downy Pagoda-Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Downy Pagoda-Plant 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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Downy Pagoda-Plant

Downy Pagoda-Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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