Plant Care Dark-Throat Shootingstar

Dark-Throat Shootingstar

Also known as

darkthroat shootingstar and southern shootingstar


Dodecatheon pulchellum

How to care for Dark-Throat Shootingstar

💦 Water

How often to water your Dark-Throat Shootingstar

Water needs for Dark-Throat Shootingstar
0.5 cups
every 9

Dark-Throat Shootingstar 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?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Dark-Throat Shootingstar in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dark-Throat Shootingstar: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dark-Throat Shootingstar 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dark-Throat Shootingstar in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dark-Throat Shootingstar

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

Care Summary for Dark-Throat Shootingstar

Dark-Throat Shootingstar

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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