Plant Care Butterfly bush
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Butterfly bush

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Butterfly bush has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Butterfly bush has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Butterfly-bush, Summer lilac and Orange eye

Taxonomy

Buddleja davidii
Buddleja
Scrophulariaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Butterfly bush

Water

How often to water your Butterfly bush

Water needs for Butterfly bush
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Calculate water needs of Butterfly bush

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.

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Finding light for Butterfly bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Butterfly bush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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.

Butterfly bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Butterfly bush in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Butterfly bush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for 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 Butterfly bush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Butterfly bush is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Butterfly bush

Butterfly bush

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.

What other plant parents say

Butterfly bush has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Butterfly bush has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Butterfly bush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Butterfly bush has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Christopher avatar
@Christopher
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 123 XP
globe Carrollton, Texas
09/23/2021

It is a beautiful plant!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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