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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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

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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

27% Very Low

Growing Gilia Capitata in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Gilia Capitata in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 5th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Gilia Capitata in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 45.2% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Pittsburgh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to increase by 45.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Gilia Capitata in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 5.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of …

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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

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.

Difficulty Level

Gilia Capitata 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 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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