Plant Care California Yerba Santa

California Yerba Santa

About California Yerba Santa

California Yerba Santa 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.


Eriodictyon californicum

Also known as

Sacred herb, Mountain balm, Bear's weed, Gum bush, Gum plant, Consumptive weed, Herbe des montagnes, Herbe à ourse, Herbe sacrée, Herbe sainte, Hierba santa, Holy herb and Tarweed

How to care for California Yerba Santa


How often to water your California Yerba Santa

Water needs for California Yerba Santa
0.5 cups
every 9

California Yerba Santa 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?

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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.

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Finding light for California Yerba Santa in your home

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

California Yerba Santa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

California Yerba Santa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize California Yerba Santa

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

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Care Summary for California Yerba Santa

California Yerba Santa

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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