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.

Taxonomy

Brachyglottis repanda
Brachyglottis
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

bushman's friend and rangiora

How to care for bushman's friend

Water

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 located in Dallas, Texas.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 bushman's friend in Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas

55% Medium

Growing bushman's friend in Dallas right now

Light needs for plant bushman's friend in Dallas, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant bushman's friend in Dallas, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Dallas is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Dallas is expected to decrease by 23% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant bushman's friend in Dallas, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Dallas is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of daylig…

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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..️

Dallas, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot bushman's friend

Nutrient needs for plant bushman's friend in Dallas, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Dallas is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Care Summary for bushman's friend

bushman's friend


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Dallas, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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