Plant Care Buddleja Globosa

Buddleja Globosa

Also known as

Orange-Ball-Tree, Orange-Ball-Tree, Orange-ball-tree, Orange ball buddleja and Matico

Taxonomy

Buddleja globosa
Buddleja
Scrophulariaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Buddleja Globosa

💦 Water

How often to water your Buddleja Globosa

Water needs for Buddleja Globosa
0.5 cups
every 9

Buddleja Globosa 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?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Orange-Ball-Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Buddleja Globosa: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Buddleja Globosa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Buddleja Globosa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Buddleja Globosa

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

Buddleja Globosa prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Buddleja Globosa requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Buddleja Globosa does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Buddleja Globosa grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Buddleja Globosa grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Buddleja Globosa can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Buddleja Globosa can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Buddleja Globosa

Buddleja Globosa


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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