Plant Care big buck-brush

big buck-brush

Also known as

snowbrush, snowbrush ceanothus, tobacco-brush, big buckbrush, greasewood, mountain balm, sticky laurel, tobacco brush and varnish-leaved ceanothus


Ceanothus velutinus

How to care for big buck-brush


How often to water your big buck-brush

Water needs for big buck-brush
0.5 cups
every 9

big buck-brush 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 big buck-brush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant big buck-brush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

big buck-brush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

big buck-brush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of big buck-brush in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize big buck-brush

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for big buck-brush

big buck-brush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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