Plant Care Devil's Beard

Devil's Beard

Also known as

Red valerian, Red valerian, Spur valerian, Kiss-me-quick, Fox's brush, Devil's beard and Jupiter's beard

Taxonomy

Centranthus ruber
Centranthus
Caprifoliaceae
Dipsacales

How to care for Devil's Beard

Water

How often to water your Devil's Beard

Water needs for Devil's Beard
0.5 cups
every 9

Devil's Beard needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Orlando, Florida.

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 Devil's Beard

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 Devil's Beard in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

56% Medium

Growing Devil's Beard in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Devil's Beard in Orlando, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Devil's Beard in Orlando, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.4% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 17.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Devil's Beard in Orlando, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Red valerian in your home

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

Devil's Beard love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Devil's Beard does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Orlando, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Devil's Beard

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Devil's Beard 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!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Devil's Beard

Devil's Beard

Devil's Beard


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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