Plant Care Desert Calico

Desert Calico

Also known as

Langloisia matthewsii and Navarretia matthewsii


Loeseliastrum matthewsii

How to care for Desert Calico

💦 Water

How often to water your Desert Calico

Water needs for Desert Calico
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert Calico 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Desert Calico in your home

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

Desert Calico 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Desert Calico in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Desert Calico

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

Care Summary for Desert Calico

Desert Calico

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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