Plant Care Gentiana rubicunda

Gentiana rubicunda

About Gentiana rubicunda

Gentiana rubicunda is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Gentiana rubicunda likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Gentiana rubicunda

How to care for Gentiana rubicunda


How often to water your Gentiana rubicunda

Water needs for Gentiana rubicunda
0.5 cups
every 9

Gentiana rubicunda needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Seattle, Washington.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Gentiana rubicunda in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

36% Very Low

Growing Gentiana rubicunda in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Gentiana rubicunda in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Gentiana rubicunda in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 41.2% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 41.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Gentiana rubicunda in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.6 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 16.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.3 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for None in your home

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

Gentiana rubicunda love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, Washington ⛅.

Gentiana rubicunda does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Gentiana rubicunda

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Gentiana rubicunda

Gentiana rubicunda

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Seattle, Washington, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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