Plant Care Lobster Bush

Lobster Bush

Also known as

Plectranthus Neochilus, Plectranthus Neochilus, Plectranthus neochilus, lobster bush, fly bush and mosquito bush


Coleus neochilus

How to care for Lobster Bush


How often to water your Lobster Bush

Water needs for Lobster Bush
0.5 cups
every 9

Lobster Bush 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.

Calculate water needs of Lobster Bush

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 Plectranthus Neochilus in your home

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

Lobster Bush 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.

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How to fertilize Lobster Bush

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

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Care Summary for Lobster Bush

Lobster Bush

Lobster Bush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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