Plant Care Columnea

Columnea

Taxonomy

Columnea hirta
Columnea
Gesneriaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Columnea

Water

How often to water your Columnea

Water needs for Columnea
0.5 cups
every 9

Columnea 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 Columnea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Columnea in your home

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

Columnea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Columnea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Columnea

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

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Care Summary for Columnea

Columnea

Columnea


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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