Plant Care Flannel Bush

Flannel Bush

Also known as

California Flannelbush, California Flannelbush, California fremontia and Flannel bush

Taxonomy

Fremontodendron californicum
Fremontodendron
Malvaceae
Malvales

How to care for Flannel Bush

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ 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!

Benefits of Growing California Flannelbush →

Common California Flannelbush Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Flannel Bush 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.

California Flannelbush Water Frequency →

California Flannelbush Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Flannel Bush 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 🏡.

California Flannelbush Light Requirements →

California Flannelbush Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 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.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Flannel Bush will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune California Flannelbush →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Flannel Bush can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

California Flannelbush Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Flannel Bush

Flannel Bush

Flannel Bush


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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