Plant Care Callistemon viminalis

Callistemon viminalis

About Callistemon viminalis

Weeping Bottlebrush is a large shrub or small tree with pendulous branches in the myrtle family. It is native to Australia and is a multi-trunked plant.


Melaleuca viminalis

Also known as

Callistemon viminalis, Tall Bottle-brush, weeping bottlebrush, creek bottlebrush and Callistemon viminalis

How to care for Callistemon viminalis


How often to water your Callistemon viminalis

Water needs for Callistemon viminalis
0.5 cups
every 9

Callistemon viminalis 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 Callistemon viminalis

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Callistemon viminalis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Callistemon viminalis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Callistemon viminalis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Callistemon viminalis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Callistemon viminalis

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

Difficulty Level

Callistemon viminalis is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Callistemon viminalis

Callistemon viminalis

Callistemon viminalis

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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