Plant Care Foothill Gilia

Foothill Gilia

Also known as

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


Gilia capitata

How to care for Foothill Gilia


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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Foothill Gilia

Foothill Gilia

Foothill Gilia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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