Plant Care Austral Bear's Ear

Austral Bear's Ear

Also known as

Venidium australiense


Cymbonotus preissianus

How to care for Austral Bear's Ear

💦 Water

How often to water your Austral Bear's Ear

Water needs for Austral Bear's Ear
0.5 cups
every 9

Austral Bear's Ear 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Austral Bear's Ear in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Austral Bear's Ear: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Austral Bear's Ear 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.

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🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Austral Bear's Ear

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

Care Summary for Austral Bear's Ear

Austral Bear's Ear

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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