Plant Care Canary Islands St. John's Wort

Canary Islands St. John's Wort

About Canary Islands St. John's Wort

Canary Islands St. John's Wort 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.

Canary Islands St. John's Wort likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Hypericum canariense
Hypericum
Hypericaceae
Malpighiales

Also known as

Canary Islands St. John's wort, Hypericum and sect. Webbia

How to care for Canary Islands St. John's Wort

💦 Water

How often to water your Canary Islands St. John's Wort

Water needs for Canary Islands St. John's Wort
0.5 cups
every 9

Canary Islands St. John's Wort 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Canary Islands St. John's Wort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Canary Islands St. John's Wort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Canary Islands St. John's Wort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Canary Islands St. John's Wort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Canary Islands St. John's Wort in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Canary Islands St. John's Wort

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Canary Islands St. John's Wort: 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 Canary Islands St. John's Wort after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Canary Islands St. John's Wort prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Canary Islands St. John's Wort requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Canary Islands St. John's Wort does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Canary Islands St. John's Wort grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Canary Islands St. John's Wort

Canary Islands St. John's Wort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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