Plant Care Showy Prairie Gentian

Showy Prairie Gentian

Also known as

Texas bluebells and Seaside gentian

Taxonomy

Eustoma exaltatum
Eustoma
Gentianaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Showy Prairie Gentian

💦 Water

How often to water your Showy Prairie Gentian

Water needs for Showy Prairie Gentian
0.5 cups
every 9

Showy Prairie Gentian 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 Showy Prairie Gentian

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Showy Prairie Gentian in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Showy Prairie Gentian: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Showy Prairie Gentian love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Showy Prairie Gentian does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Showy Prairie Gentian in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Showy Prairie Gentian

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Showy Prairie Gentian 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Showy Prairie Gentian 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 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.


🪴 Soil

Showy Prairie Gentian does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Showy Prairie Gentian grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🧐 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 Showy Prairie Gentian

Showy Prairie Gentian

Showy Prairie Gentian


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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