Plant Care Cistanthe umbellata

Cistanthe umbellata

Also known as

Cistanthe umbellata, Mount Hood pussypaws and pussy-paws

Taxonomy

Calyptridium umbellatum
Calyptridium
Montiaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Cistanthe umbellata

Water

How often to water your Cistanthe umbellata

Water needs for Cistanthe umbellata
0.5 cups
every 9

Cistanthe umbellata 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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Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Cistanthe umbellata in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cistanthe umbellata: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cistanthe umbellata 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Cistanthe umbellata

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

Care Summary for Cistanthe umbellata

Cistanthe umbellata


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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