Plant Care Fly Bush

Fly Bush

Also known as

Plectranthus Neochilus, Plectranthus Neochilus, Plectranthus neochilus, lobster bush, fly bush and mosquito bush


Coleus neochilus

How to care for Fly Bush


How often to water your Fly Bush

Water needs for Fly Bush
0.5 cups
every 9

Fly 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 Fly Bush

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Plectranthus Neochilus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fly Bush: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fly Bush may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Fly Bush

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

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Care Summary for Fly Bush

Fly Bush

Fly Bush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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