Plant Care Butter Bush

Butter Bush

Also known as

Elephant's Foot, Tree Grape, Nambian Grape and Droog-my-keel


Cyphostemma juttae

How to care for Butter Bush


How often to water your Butter Bush

Water needs for Butter Bush
0.5 cups
every 9

Butter Bush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Calculate water needs of Butter Bush

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Butter Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Butter Bush: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Butter Bush may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Butter Bush

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Butter Bush

Butter Bush

Butter Bush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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