Plant Care Picasso's Paintbrush

Picasso's Paintbrush

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

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

Croton codiaeum 'Picasso's Paintbrush'
Croton
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 Washington, District of Columbia.

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?

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.

Plant care guide for Picasso's Paintbrush in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

32% Very Low

Growing Picasso's Paintbrush in Washington right now

Light needs for plant Picasso's Paintbrush in Washington, District of Columbia

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 17th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Washington is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Picasso's Paintbrush in Washington, District of Columbia

Sunlight will increase by 22.3% ☀️

January 18th, 2022

Washington is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to increase by 22.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Picasso's Paintbrush in Washington, District of Columbia

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 18th, 2022

This month, Washington is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of d…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Washington, District of Columbia ⛅.

Picasso's Paintbrush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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 Washington, District of Columbia

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 13th, 2022

The growing potential in Washington is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to re…

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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 Washington, District of Columbia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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