Plant Care Firefly


Also known as

pigeon bay, pigeon-fat, rough velvetseed, roughleaf velvetseed, white allee, wild guave, Candle Wood, Candlewood and Rough Berry


Guettarda scabra

How to care for Firefly


How often to water your Firefly

Water needs for Firefly
0.5 cups
every 9

Firefly 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.

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.

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Finding light for Firefly in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Firefly: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Firefly may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Firefly

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

Care Summary for Firefly


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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