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


Gilia capitata

How to care for Gilia Capitata


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 located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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

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 Gilia Capitata in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

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Growing Gilia Capitata in Phoenix right now

Light needs for plant Gilia Capitata in Phoenix, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Phoenix is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Gilia Capitata in Phoenix, Arizona

Sunlight will increase by 31% ☀️

February 3rd, 2023

Phoenix is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to increase by 31% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Gilia Capitata in Phoenix, Arizona

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

February 6th, 2023

This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 9.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.0 total hours of dayl…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Phoenix, Arizona ⛅.

Gilia Capitata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Gilia Capitata

Nutrient needs for plant Gilia Capitata in Phoenix, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 3rd, 2023

The growing potential in Phoenix is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Difficulty Level

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

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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Gilia Capitata

Gilia Capitata

Gilia Capitata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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