Plant Care 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


Dicliptera squarrosa

How to care for Dicliptera


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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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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 🏡.


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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Dicliptera


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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