Plant Care Butterfly Mariposa Lily

Butterfly Mariposa Lily


Calochortus venustus

How to care for Butterfly Mariposa Lily


How often to water your Butterfly Mariposa Lily

Water needs for Butterfly Mariposa Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Butterfly Mariposa Lily needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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 Mariposa Lily

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.

Plant care guide for Butterfly Mariposa Lily in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

55% Medium

Finding light for Butterfly Mariposa Lily in your home

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

Butterfly Mariposa Lily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Butterfly Mariposa Lily does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Butterfly Mariposa Lily

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

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Care Summary for Butterfly Mariposa Lily

Butterfly Mariposa Lily

Butterfly Mariposa Lily

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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