Plant Care Common Gum Cistus

Common Gum Cistus

Also known as

Gum rockrose, Labdanum and Brown-eyed rockrose


Cistus ladanifer

How to care for Common Gum Cistus


How often to water your Common Gum Cistus

Water needs for Common Gum Cistus
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Gum Cistus 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.

Calculate water needs of Common Gum Cistus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Gum Cistus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Gum Cistus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common Gum Cistus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Common Gum Cistus

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

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Care Summary for Common Gum Cistus

Common Gum Cistus

Common Gum Cistus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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