Plant Care San Francisco spineflower

San Francisco spineflower


Chorizanthe cuspidata

How to care for San Francisco spineflower


How often to water your San Francisco spineflower

Water needs for San Francisco spineflower
0.5 cups
every 9

San Francisco spineflower needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for San Francisco spineflower in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

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Growing San Francisco spineflower in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant San Francisco spineflower in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant San Francisco spineflower in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.8% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Baltimore is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to decrease by 29.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant San Francisco spineflower in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 25th, 2021

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of da…

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Finding light for San Francisco spineflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant San Francisco spineflower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

San Francisco spineflower 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 Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.


How to fertilize San Francisco spineflower

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

When to repot San Francisco spineflower

Nutrient needs for plant San Francisco spineflower in Baltimore, Maryland

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

November 21st, 2021

The growing potential in Baltimore 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 best t…

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Water Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for San Francisco spineflower

San Francisco spineflower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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