Plant Care Flannel Bush

Flannel Bush

Also known as

California Flannelbush, California Flannelbush, California fremontia and Flannel bush


Fremontodendron californicum

How to care for Flannel Bush


How often to water your Flannel Bush

Water needs for Flannel Bush
0.5 cups
every 9

Flannel Bush 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 Flannel Bush

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 California Flannelbush in your home

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

Flannel Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Flannel Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Flannel Bush

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

Difficulty Level

Flannel Bush is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Flannel Bush

Flannel Bush

Flannel Bush

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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