Plant Care Chinese Houses

Chinese Houses

Also known as

white collinsia

Taxonomy

Collinsia concolor
Collinsia
Plantaginaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Chinese Houses

Water

How often to water your Chinese Houses

Water needs for Chinese Houses
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Houses 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

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 Chinese Houses in your home

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

Chinese Houses 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.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Houses

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

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Care Summary for Chinese Houses

Chinese Houses


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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