Plant Care False Spaniard

False Spaniard

Also known as

Celmisia lyallii lyallii and Elcismia lyallii


Celmisia lyallii

How to care for False Spaniard

💦 Water

How often to water your False Spaniard

Water needs for False Spaniard
0.5 cups
every 9

False Spaniard 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?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for False Spaniard in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False Spaniard: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

False Spaniard 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of False Spaniard in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize False Spaniard

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

Care Summary for False Spaniard

False Spaniard

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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