Plant Care California Shieldpod

California Shieldpod

Also known as

California spectaclepod and spectaclepod


Dithyrea californica

How to care for California Shieldpod


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 located in Arcadia, California.

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

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Plant care guide for California Shieldpod in Arcadia, California

Arcadia, California

45% Low

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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Arcadia, California ⛅.


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.

Water Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for California Shieldpod

California Shieldpod

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Arcadia, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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