Plant Care Picasso's Paintbrush

Picasso's Paintbrush

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 02/25/2022

About Picasso's Paintbrush

Picasso's Paintbrush is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Picasso's Paintbrush likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Codiaeum variegatum 'Picasso's Paintbrush'
Codiaeum
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Picasso's Paintbrush

Water

How often to water your Picasso's Paintbrush

Water needs for Picasso's Paintbrush
0.5 cups
every 9

Picasso's Paintbrush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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 Picasso's Paintbrush

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.

Plant care guide for Picasso's Paintbrush in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Growing Picasso's Paintbrush in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Picasso's Paintbrush in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

May 28th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Picasso's Paintbrush in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight will increase by 14.4% ☀️

May 28th, 2022

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 14.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.8 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Picasso's Paintbrush in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

May 28th, 2022

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 10.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.0 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Picasso's Paintbrush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Picasso's Paintbrush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Picasso's Paintbrush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Picasso's Paintbrush thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Picasso's Paintbrush

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

When to repot Picasso's Paintbrush

Nutrient needs for plant Picasso's Paintbrush in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

May 28th, 2022

The growing potential in Chicago is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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Care Summary for Picasso's Paintbrush

Picasso's Paintbrush

Picasso's Paintbrush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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