Plant Care Dicliptera

Dicliptera

Also known as

Diapedium niederleinianum, Diapedium pohlianum, Diapedium sericeum, Diapedium tweedianum, Diapedium tweedieanum, Dicliptera deltica, Dicliptera imminuta, Dicliptera lutea, Dicliptera niederleiniana, Dicliptera pohliana, Dicliptera sericea, Dicliptera squarrosa hirsuta, Dicliptera suberecta, Dicliptera tomentosa, Dicliptera tweediana, Dicliptera tweediana chacoensis, Dicliptera tweediana flaviflora, Dicliptera tweediana microphylla, Dicliptera tweedieana, Dicliptera tweedieana chacoensis, Dicliptera tweedieana flaviflora, Dicliptera tweedieana microphylla, Jacobinia suberecta and Justicia abnormis

Taxonomy

Dicliptera squarrosa
Dicliptera
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Dicliptera

💦 Water

How often to water your Dicliptera

Water needs for Dicliptera
0.5 cups
every 9

Dicliptera 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dicliptera in your home

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

Dicliptera love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dicliptera does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dicliptera

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dicliptera 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dicliptera requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Dicliptera 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!


🧐 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 Dicliptera

Dicliptera


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

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