Plant Care California goldenbush

California goldenbush

Also known as

California goldenbush, mock heather and California heathgoldenrod

Taxonomy

Ericameria ericoides
Ericameria
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for California goldenbush

Water

How often to water your California goldenbush

Water needs for California goldenbush
0.5 cups
every 9

California goldenbush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for California goldenbush in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

58% Medium

Growing California goldenbush in Houston right now

Light needs for plant California goldenbush in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant California goldenbush in Houston, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 21.1% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 21.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant California goldenbush in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for California goldenbush in your home

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

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

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

California goldenbush does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize California goldenbush

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for California goldenbush

California goldenbush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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