Plant Care Cape May

Cape May

Also known as

Confetti bush, Buchu, Diosma and Breath of heaven


Coleonema pulchellum

How to care for Cape May


How often to water your Cape May

Water needs for Cape May
0.5 cups
every 9

Cape May 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 Cape May

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Cape May in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cape May: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cape May love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cape May does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Cape May

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

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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