Plant Care California Shieldpod

California Shieldpod

Also known as

California spectaclepod and spectaclepod

Taxonomy

Dithyrea californica
Dithyrea
Brassicaceae
Brassicales

How to care for California Shieldpod

Water

How often to water your California Shieldpod

Water needs for California Shieldpod
0.5 cups
every 9

California Shieldpod 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?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for California Shieldpod in your home

Light needs and placement for plant California Shieldpod: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

California Shieldpod 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize California Shieldpod

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

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Care Summary for California Shieldpod

California Shieldpod


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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