Plant Care Douglas Rabbitbrush

Douglas Rabbitbrush

About Douglas Rabbitbrush

Douglas Rabbitbrush is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.


Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus

Also known as

Douglas' rabbitbrush, green rabbitbrush, sticky-leaf rabbitbrush, yellow rabbitbrush, yellowbrush and sticky-leaved rabbitbrush

How to care for Douglas Rabbitbrush


How often to water your Douglas Rabbitbrush

Water needs for Douglas Rabbitbrush
0.5 cups
every 9

Douglas Rabbitbrush 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Douglas Rabbitbrush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Douglas Rabbitbrush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Douglas Rabbitbrush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Douglas Rabbitbrush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Douglas Rabbitbrush

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Douglas Rabbitbrush

Douglas Rabbitbrush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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