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 Denver, Colorado.

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 Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

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Growing bushman's friend in Denver right now

Light needs for plant bushman's friend in Denver, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver 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 Denver, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.4% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Denver is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to decrease by 28.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant bushman's friend in Denver, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Denver is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of dayl…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Denver, Colorado ⛅.

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 Denver, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Denver is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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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 Denver, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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