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 Oakland, 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

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 Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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Growing San Francisco spineflower in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant San Francisco spineflower in Oakland, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant San Francisco spineflower in Oakland, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Oakland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to decrease by 28% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant San Francisco spineflower in Oakland, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 28th, 2021

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

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of day…

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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 Oakland, California ⛅.


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 Oakland, California

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

November 28th, 2021

The growing potential in Oakland 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 repot…

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

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