Plant Care Bristly Oxtongue

Bristly Oxtongue


Helminthotheca echioides

How to care for Bristly Oxtongue


How often to water your Bristly Oxtongue

Water needs for Bristly Oxtongue
0.5 cups
every 9

Bristly Oxtongue needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tucson, 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 Bristly Oxtongue

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Bristly Oxtongue in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

60% Medium

Finding light for Bristly Oxtongue in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bristly Oxtongue: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bristly Oxtongue love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bristly Oxtongue does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Bristly Oxtongue

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Bristly Oxtongue

Bristly Oxtongue

Bristly Oxtongue

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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