Plant Care Devil's-Tobacco


Also known as

Dortmanna berteroi, Dortmanna bicalcarata, Dortmanna mucronata, Dortmanna philippiana, Dortmannia berteroi, Dortmannia bicalcarata, Dortmannia mucronata, Dortmannia philippiana, Dortmannia tupa, Lobelia bicalcarata, Lobelia mucronata, Lobelia mucronata berteroi, Lobelia mucronata hookeri, Lobelia mucronata ovalifolia, Lobelia serrata, Lobelia tupa berteroi, Lobelia tupa bicalcarata, Lobelia tupa montana, Lobelia tupa mucronata, Lobelia tupa pavonii, Lobelia tupa tupa, Rapuntium mucronatum, Tupa berteroi, Tupa cavanillesiana, Tupa feuillei berteroi, Tupa feuillei macrophylla, Tupa feuillei mucronata, Tupa montana, Tupa mucronata and Tupa mucronata hookeri


Lobelia tupa

How to care for Devil's-Tobacco


How often to water your Devil's-Tobacco

Water needs for Devil's-Tobacco
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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Finding light for Devil's-Tobacco in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Devil's-Tobacco: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Devil's-Tobacco love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Devil's-Tobacco does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Devil's-Tobacco

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Devil's-Tobacco


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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