Plant Care Bigelow's Monkeyflower

Bigelow's Monkeyflower

Also known as

Mimulus bigelovii bigelovii, Mimulus bigelovii panamintensis, Mimulus spissus and Mimulus spissus lincolnensis


Diplacus bigelovii

How to care for Bigelow's Monkeyflower


How often to water your Bigelow's Monkeyflower

Water needs for Bigelow's Monkeyflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Bigelow's Monkeyflower needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bigelow's Monkeyflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bigelow's Monkeyflower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bigelow's Monkeyflower may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Bigelow's Monkeyflower

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Bigelow's Monkeyflower

Bigelow's Monkeyflower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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