Also known as
Orange-Ball-Tree, Orange-Ball-Tree, Orange-ball-tree, Orange ball buddleja and Matico
How to care for Buddleja Globosa
How often to water your Buddleja Globosa
Buddleja Globosa needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Washington, District of Columbia.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Orange-Ball-Tree in your home
Buddleja Globosa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Washington, District of Columbia ⛅.
Buddleja Globosa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Buddleja Globosa
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.
Buddleja Globosa is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
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.
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 🏡.
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.
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!
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!
Buddleja Globosa grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Buddleja Globosa can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
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.
Care Summary for Buddleja Globosa
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Washington, District of Columbia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.