Plant Care Cenicilla


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About Cenicilla

Texas sage is a low maintenance evergreen coastal shrub in the Scrophulariaceae family. It propagates by seed or cuttings and is moderately salt tolerant. Shrubs prefer low humidity but have excellent tolerance for drought and heat.


Leucophyllum frutescens

Also known as

Texas Barometer Bush, Texas Barometer Bush, Texas sage, Texas ranger, Texas rain sage, Cenizo, Texas silverleaf, Texas barometerbush, Ash-bush, Wild lilac, Purple sage, Senisa, Palo cenizo, Hierba del cenizo and Texas Sage Bush

How to care for Cenicilla


How often to water your Cenicilla

Water needs for Cenicilla
0.5 cups
every 9

Cenicilla 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.

Calculate water needs of Cenicilla

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Texas Barometer Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cenicilla: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cenicilla love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cenicilla does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Cenicilla

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

Difficulty Level

Cenicilla is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Cenicilla



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.

What other plant parents say

Cenicilla has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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I thought I could save this poor thing from Walmart last summer... it bloomed and was quite full till fall. But I assume it has entered a dormant period? Hoping for the best for this little trooper 💪🏼

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