Plant Care Calico Bush

Calico Bush

Also known as

Mountain laurel, Calico-bush and Spoonwood


Kalmia latifolia

How to care for Calico Bush


How often to water your Calico Bush

Water needs for Calico Bush
0.5 cups
every 9

Calico Bush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 Calico Bush

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Calico Bush in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Finding light for Calico Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calico Bush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Calico Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Calico Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Calico Bush

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

Difficulty Level

Calico Bush is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Calico Bush

Calico Bush

Calico Bush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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