Plant Care Pygmy Porkbush

Pygmy Porkbush

Taxonomy

Ceraria pygmaea
Ceraria
Portulacaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Pygmy Porkbush

Water

How often to water your Pygmy Porkbush

Water needs for Pygmy Porkbush
0.5 cups
every 12

Pygmy Porkbush needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Pygmy Porkbush in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Growing Pygmy Porkbush in Fort Collins right now

Light needs for plant Pygmy Porkbush in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 30th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Collins is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in…

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Light needs for plant Pygmy Porkbush in Fort Collins, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.8% ☀️

November 29th, 2021

Fort Collins is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to decrease by 29.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.4 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Pygmy Porkbush in Fort Collins, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 29th, 2021

This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of…

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Finding light for Pygmy Porkbush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pygmy Porkbush: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pygmy Porkbush may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Collins, Colorado ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pygmy Porkbush

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

When to repot Pygmy Porkbush

Nutrient needs for plant Pygmy Porkbush in Fort Collins, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Fort Collins is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's bes…

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Care Summary for Pygmy Porkbush

Pygmy Porkbush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Fort Collins, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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