Plant Care coyotillo


Also known as

coyotillo, cacachila and Humboldt coyotillo


Karwinskia humboldtiana

How to care for coyotillo


How often to water your coyotillo

Water needs for coyotillo
0.5 cups
every 9

coyotillo needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Los Angeles, California.

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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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for coyotillo in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

61% Medium

Growing coyotillo in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant coyotillo in Los Angeles, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 25th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Los Angeles is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant coyotillo in Los Angeles, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 25% ☀️

November 25th, 2021

Los Angeles is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to decrease by 25% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant coyotillo in Los Angeles, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

November 25th, 2021

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of …

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Finding light for coyotillo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant coyotillo: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

coyotillo may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth..️

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


How to fertilize coyotillo

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

When to repot coyotillo

Nutrient needs for plant coyotillo in Los Angeles, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 19th, 2021

The growing potential in Los Angeles is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for coyotillo


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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