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 San Jose, California.

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 San Jose, California

San Jose, California

52% Low

Growing Pygmy Porkbush in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Pygmy Porkbush in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Pygmy Porkbush in San Jose, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

San Jose is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to decrease by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Pygmy Porkbush in San Jose, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, San Jose is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of day…

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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 San Jose, California ⛅.

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 San Jose, California

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

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in San Jose is 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 best to repo…

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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 San Jose, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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