Plant Care Bird's-Eye Gilia

Bird's-Eye Gilia

About Bird's-Eye Gilia

Bird's-Eye Gilia is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Bird's-Eye Gilia likes soil that is well draining.


Gilia tricolor

Also known as

bird's-eyes, bird's-eye gilia and tricolor gilia

How to care for Bird's-Eye Gilia


How often to water your Bird's-Eye Gilia

Water needs for Bird's-Eye Gilia
0.5 cups
every 9

Bird's-Eye Gilia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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 Bird's-Eye Gilia

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 Bird's-Eye Gilia in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Finding light for Bird's-Eye Gilia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird's-Eye Gilia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bird's-Eye Gilia 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 Raleigh, North Carolina ⛅.

Bird's-Eye Gilia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Bird's-Eye Gilia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bird's-Eye 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 Bird's-Eye Gilia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Bird's-Eye Gilia

Bird's-Eye Gilia

Bird's-Eye Gilia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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