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

Taxonomy

Centranthus ruber
Centranthus
Caprifoliaceae
Dipsacales

How to care for Centranthus Ruber

💦 Water

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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Red valerian in your home

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

Centranthus Ruber love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Centranthus Ruber does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Centranthus Ruber is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


💦 Water Needs

Centranthus Ruber prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Centranthus Ruber requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Centranthus Ruber can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Centranthus Ruber

Centranthus Ruber


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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