Plant Care Buttonweed

Buttonweed

Also known as

Velvetleaf, Velvetleaf, Velvetleaf, velvet plant, velvetweed, chinese jute, china jute, crown weed, buttonweed, lantern mallow, butterprint, pie-marker, and Indian mallow

Taxonomy

Abutilon theophrasti
Abutilon
Malvaceae
Malvales

How to care for Buttonweed

Water

How often to water your Buttonweed

Water needs for Buttonweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Buttonweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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 Buttonweed

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.

Plant care guide for Buttonweed in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

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Growing Buttonweed in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Buttonweed in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 30th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in de…

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Light needs for plant Buttonweed in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.3% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Baltimore is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to decrease by 29.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Buttonweed in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Velvetleaf in your home

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

Buttonweed 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 Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

Buttonweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Buttonweed

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

When to repot Buttonweed

Nutrient needs for plant Buttonweed in Baltimore, Maryland

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Baltimore is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best t…

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Care Summary for Buttonweed

Buttonweed

Buttonweed


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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