Plant Care Caterpillar-Flower


Also known as

settler's-flax and sword-sedge


Gymnostachys anceps

How to care for Caterpillar-Flower

💦 Water

How often to water your Caterpillar-Flower

Water needs for Caterpillar-Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Caterpillar-Flower 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Caterpillar-Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Caterpillar-Flower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Caterpillar-Flower 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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🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Caterpillar-Flower

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

Care Summary for Caterpillar-Flower


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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