Plant Care Gasplant


About Gasplant

The Gas Plant is slow to establish but very long-lived as a bushy, upright clump with fragrant glossy green leaves. It can take 2-4 years before it blooms. It prefers moist, well-drained, slightly alkaline soils but will tolerate some drought once established.


Dictamnus albus

Also known as

Gasplant, Burning bush, Dictamnus, Dittany, Gas plant and Fraxinella

How to care for Gasplant


How often to water your Gasplant

Water needs for Gasplant
0.5 cups
every 9

Gasplant 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 Gasplant in your home

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

Gasplant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Gasplant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Gasplant

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

Difficulty Level

Gasplant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Gasplant


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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