Plant Care Beetleweed


About Beetleweed

Galax exhibits shiny, long-stalked, roundish heart-shaped leaves, 2-5 in. wide. Small white feathery flowers arranged in a narrow cluster on a naked stalk rise above the leaves in late spring or early summer. Galax prefers cool, moist sites with partial shade.


Galax urceolata

Also known as

Galax, Galax Sims (1804), wandplant, wandflower and beetleweed

How to care for Beetleweed


How often to water your Beetleweed

Water needs for Beetleweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Beetleweed 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 Beetleweed

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Beetleweed in your home

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

Beetleweed 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 Beetleweed

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

Difficulty Level

Beetleweed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Beetleweed



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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