Plant Care cottontree

cottontree

Also known as

kapokbush and kapoktree

Taxonomy

Cochlospermum gillivraei
Cochlospermum
Bixaceae
Malvales

How to care for cottontree

Water

How often to water your cottontree

Water needs for cottontree
0.5 cups
every 9

cottontree 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for cottontree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant cottontree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

cottontree 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize cottontree

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

Care Summary for cottontree

cottontree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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