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.

Taxonomy

Melaleuca viminalis
Melaleuca
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

Also known as

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

How to care for Callistemon viminalis

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Callistemon viminalis →

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💦 Water Needs

Callistemon viminalis prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Callistemon viminalis Water Frequency →

Callistemon viminalis Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Callistemon viminalis requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Callistemon viminalis Light Requirements →

Callistemon viminalis Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Callistemon viminalis is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


🪴 Soil

Callistemon viminalis does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Callistemon viminalis →

When and How to Successfully Repot Callistemon viminalis →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Callistemon viminalis will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Callistemon viminalis →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Callistemon viminalis can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Callistemon viminalis Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Callistemon viminalis

Callistemon viminalis

Callistemon viminalis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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