Plant Care Fallugia


About Fallugia

Apache Plume is a native deciduous shrub of the southwest USA. It grows 2-6 feet tall and is dense with grayish-white pubescent tangled slender stems. The 2-inch saucer-shaped white blooms appear in spring through fall.


Fallugia paradoxa

Also known as

Fallugia, Apache plume and póñil

How to care for Fallugia


How often to water your Fallugia

Water needs for Fallugia
0.5 cups
every 9

Fallugia 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

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Finding light for Fallugia in your home

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

Fallugia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fallugia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Fallugia

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Fallugia


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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