Plant Care Foothill gilia

Foothill gilia

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Gilia capitata
Gilia
Polemoniaceae
Ericales

How to care for Foothill gilia

Water

How often to water your Foothill gilia

Water needs for Foothill gilia
0.5 cups
every 9

Foothill gilia 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 Foothill gilia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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Finding light for Foothill gilia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Foothill gilia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Foothill gilia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Foothill gilia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Foothill gilia

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
Growth Pattern
Propagation

Care Summary for Foothill gilia

Foothill gilia

Foothill gilia


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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