Plant Care Florida Hopbush

Florida Hopbush

About Florida Hopbush

Florida Hopbush is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Taxonomy

Dodonaea viscosa
Dodonaea
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

Also known as

Narrow-leaf hopbush and Wedge-leaf hopbush

How to care for Florida Hopbush

💦 Water

How often to water your Florida Hopbush

Water needs for Florida Hopbush
0.5 cups
every 9

Florida Hopbush 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.

Calculate water needs of Florida Hopbush

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Florida Hopbush in your home

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

Florida Hopbush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Florida Hopbush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Florida Hopbush

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Florida Hopbush prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Florida Hopbush Water Frequency →

Florida Hopbush Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Florida Hopbush requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Florida Hopbush Light Requirements →

Florida Hopbush Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Florida Hopbush will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Florida Hopbush →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Florida Hopbush can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Florida Hopbush Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Florida Hopbush

Florida Hopbush

Florida Hopbush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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