Plant Care Centranthus Ruber

Centranthus Ruber

Also known as

Red valerian, Red valerian, Spur valerian, Kiss-me-quick, Fox's brush, Devil's beard and Jupiter's beard


Centranthus ruber

How to care for Centranthus Ruber


How often to water your Centranthus Ruber

Water needs for Centranthus Ruber
0.5 cups
every 9

Centranthus Ruber 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 Centranthus Ruber

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Red valerian in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Centranthus Ruber: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Centranthus Ruber 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 Centranthus Ruber

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

Care Summary for Centranthus Ruber

Centranthus Ruber

Centranthus Ruber

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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