Plant Care Bearded Cryptantha

Bearded Cryptantha

Also known as

bearded catseye


Cryptantha barbigera

How to care for Bearded Cryptantha


How often to water your Bearded Cryptantha

Water needs for Bearded Cryptantha
0.5 cups
every 9

Bearded Cryptantha 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

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Finding light for Bearded Cryptantha in your home

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

Bearded Cryptantha love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bearded Cryptantha does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Bearded Cryptantha

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Bearded Cryptantha

Bearded Cryptantha

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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