Plant Care Cape Saffron

Cape Saffron

Also known as

Cassine barba, Cassine capensis, Cassine capensis colpoon, Cassine colpoon, Cassine ilicifolia, Cassine kraussiana, Cassine mucronata, Cassine paragua, Cassine serratifolia, Cassine sphaerocarpa, Celastrus barbarus, Elaeodendron ilicifolium, Elaeodendron kraussianum, Euonymus colpoon, Ilex crocea and Maurocenia phylliraea


Cassine peragua

How to care for Cape Saffron


How often to water your Cape Saffron

Water needs for Cape Saffron
0.5 cups
every 9

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

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Cape Saffron in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cape Saffron: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cape Saffron 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 Cape Saffron

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

Care Summary for Cape Saffron

Cape Saffron

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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