Plant Care Ball-Head Gilia

Ball-Head Gilia

Also known as

ball-head skyrocket, ballhead gilia, ballhead ipomopsis and ballhead skyrocket


Ipomopsis congesta

How to care for Ball-Head Gilia


How often to water your Ball-Head Gilia

Water needs for Ball-Head Gilia
0.5 cups
every 9

Ball-Head Gilia 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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Finding light for Ball-Head Gilia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ball-Head Gilia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ball-Head Gilia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ball-Head Gilia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Ball-Head Gilia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ball-Head 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 Ball-Head Gilia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Ball-Head Gilia

Ball-Head Gilia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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