Plant Care Jesuit's bark

Jesuit's bark

Also known as

Jesuit's bark, bigleaf marsh-elder and high-tide bush


Iva frutescens

How to care for Jesuit's bark


How often to water your Jesuit's bark

Water needs for Jesuit's bark
0.5 cups
every 9

Jesuit's bark 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 Jesuit's bark in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Jesuit's bark: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Jesuit's bark love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Jesuit's bark does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Jesuit's bark

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Jesuit's bark

Jesuit's bark

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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