Plant Care Gilia Capitata

Gilia Capitata

Also known as

Foothill Gilia, Foothill Gilia, Pacific gilia, Blue-thimble-flower, Bluehead gilia, Blue field gilia and Globe gilia

Taxonomy

Gilia capitata
Gilia
Polemoniaceae
Ericales

How to care for Gilia Capitata

💦 Water

How often to water your Gilia Capitata

Water needs for Gilia Capitata
0.5 cups
every 9

Gilia Capitata 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 Gilia Capitata

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Foothill Gilia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gilia Capitata: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Gilia Capitata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Gilia Capitata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Gilia Capitata

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

Gilia Capitata 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Gilia Capitata 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 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.


🪴 Soil

Gilia Capitata does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Gilia Capitata grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Gilia Capitata can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 Gilia Capitata

Gilia Capitata

Gilia Capitata


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.

Trending in your area

Similar to Gilia Capitata

Discover rare plants