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


Centranthus ruber

How to care for Devil's Beard


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 Seattle, Washington.

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

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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 Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

31% Very Low

Growing Devil's Beard in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Devil's Beard in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 8th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Devil's Beard in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 33.2% ☀️

December 9th, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 33.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Devil's Beard in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 8th, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.2 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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, Washington ⛅.

Devil's Beard does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Devil's Beard

Nutrient needs for plant Devil's Beard in Seattle, Washington

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

December 7th, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle is very 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 …

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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
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Devil's Beard

Devil's Beard

Devil's Beard

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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