Plant Care Dappled Snowbrush

Dappled Snowbrush

3.6 out of 5 (11 experiences)

Dappled Snowbrush has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Dappled Snowbrush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Paint Brush and White Blood Lily

Taxonomy

Haemanthus albiflos
Haemanthus
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Dappled Snowbrush

💦 Water

How often to water your Dappled Snowbrush

Water needs for Dappled Snowbrush
0.5 cups
every 9

Dappled Snowbrush 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 Dappled Snowbrush

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dappled Snowbrush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dappled Snowbrush: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dappled Snowbrush 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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dappled Snowbrush

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Dappled Snowbrush is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Dappled Snowbrush →

Common Dappled Snowbrush Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Dappled Snowbrush prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Dappled Snowbrush Water Frequency →

Dappled Snowbrush Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dappled Snowbrush may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Dappled Snowbrush Light Requirements →

Dappled Snowbrush Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Dappled Snowbrush is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Dappled Snowbrush Toxicity to Cats →


💨 Humidity

Dappled Snowbrush doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Dappled Snowbrush Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Dappled Snowbrush does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Dappled Snowbrush →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dappled Snowbrush →


💩 Fertilizer

Dappled Snowbrush grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Dappled Snowbrush →


🌎 Native Region

Dappled Snowbrush is native to Southern Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Dappled Snowbrush produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Dappled Snowbrush Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Dappled Snowbrush grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Dappled Snowbrush can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Dappled Snowbrush Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Dappled Snowbrush can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Dappled Snowbrush, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Dappled Snowbrush

Dappled Snowbrush

Dappled Snowbrush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Dappled Snowbrush has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Dappled Snowbrush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Dappled Snowbrush has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Dappled Snowbrush has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@Somelady avatar
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leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 2,188 XP
09/13/2021

This bloomed for a long time for my mother, but she left me with just the greens. They don’t seem to have a lot more life left in them, it’s going to be tough to rescue.

@brennanarnold avatar
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leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 1,335 XP
globe Hartland, MI
06/02/2021

orchids are a very weird plant to take care of but don’t require much work at all. i place 3 ice cubes in its planter and wait about 2 weeks till i do it again. likes very bright like but not direct light

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
@Mykaliii avatar
@@Mykaliii
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 480 XP
globe Lubbock, TX
05/17/2021

Struggled with her but she’s survived

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 2,899 XP
globe Simcoe, Ontario
05/16/2021

Hard to get to rebloom. Constant risk of over watering and mold.

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