Plant Care California Brittlebush

California Brittlebush


Encelia californica

How to care for California Brittlebush


How often to water your California Brittlebush

Water needs for California Brittlebush
0.5 cups
every 9

California Brittlebush 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 California Brittlebush

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for California Brittlebush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant California Brittlebush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

California Brittlebush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

California Brittlebush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize California Brittlebush

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for California Brittlebush

California Brittlebush

California Brittlebush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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