Plant Care Bushman's Friend

Bushman's Friend

About Bushman's Friend

Bushman's Friend is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.


Brachyglottis repanda

Also known as

bushman's friend and rangiora

How to care for Bushman's Friend


How often to water your Bushman's Friend

Water needs for Bushman's Friend
0.5 cups
every 9

Bushman's Friend 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 Bushman's Friend in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bushman's Friend: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bushman's Friend 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.

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How to fertilize Bushman's Friend

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bushman's Friend: 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 Bushman's Friend after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Bushman's Friend

Bushman's Friend

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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