Plant Care Common buttonbush
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Common buttonbush

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Common buttonbush has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Common buttonbush has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Buttonbush, Button-willow and Honey-bells

Taxonomy

Cephalanthus occidentalis
Cephalanthus
Rubiaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Common buttonbush

Water

How often to water your Common buttonbush

Water needs for Common buttonbush
0.5 cups
every 9

Common buttonbush 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 Common buttonbush

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Common buttonbush in your home

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

Common buttonbush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common buttonbush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Common buttonbush

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Common buttonbush

Common buttonbush

Common buttonbush


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.

What other plant parents say

Common buttonbush has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Common buttonbush has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Common buttonbush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Risaree1957 avatar
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globe Tualatin, Oregon
05/21/2021

This plant is a succulent and came in bloom and as you can see, it’s flowers look like dandelions. But less fluffy. All the blooms are gone and the plant grows on. It’s planted in a ceramic pot with no drain hole and in succulent mix. I water carefully aware that too much water will certainly kill it.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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