Plant Care Caesalpinia Mexicana

Caesalpinia Mexicana

Also known as

Caesalpinia mexicana, Mexican holdback, Mexican caesalpinia, tabachín del monte and Caesalpinia mexicana


Erythrostemon mexicanus

How to care for Caesalpinia Mexicana


How often to water your Caesalpinia Mexicana

Water needs for Caesalpinia Mexicana
0.5 cups
every 9

Caesalpinia Mexicana 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 Caesalpinia Mexicana

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 Caesalpinia Mexicana in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Caesalpinia Mexicana: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Caesalpinia Mexicana love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Caesalpinia Mexicana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Caesalpinia Mexicana

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Caesalpinia Mexicana

Caesalpinia Mexicana

Caesalpinia Mexicana

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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