Plant Care alternate-leaved butterfly-bush

alternate-leaved butterfly-bush

About alternate-leaved butterfly-bush

alternate-leaved butterfly-bush 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.

alternate-leaved butterfly-bush likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

alternate-leaved butterfly-bush belongs to the buddleja genus, and is native to Northern and Southern Central China.

Taxonomy

Buddleja alternifolia
Buddleja
Scrophulariaceae
Lamiales

How to care for alternate-leaved butterfly-bush

Water

How often to water your alternate-leaved butterfly-bush

Water needs for alternate-leaved butterfly-bush
0.5 cups
every 9

alternate-leaved butterfly-bush 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
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.

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Finding light for alternate-leaved butterfly-bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant alternate-leaved butterfly-bush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

alternate-leaved butterfly-bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

alternate-leaved butterfly-bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of alternate-leaved butterfly-bush in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize alternate-leaved butterfly-bush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for alternate-leaved butterfly-bush: 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 alternate-leaved butterfly-bush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

alternate-leaved butterfly-bush 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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Care Summary for alternate-leaved butterfly-bush

alternate-leaved butterfly-bush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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