Plant Care Bot贸n De Oro

Bot贸n De Oro

About Bot贸n De Oro

Bot贸n De Oro is a relatively rare houseplant 馃尶 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light 鈽锔 and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Bot贸n De Oro likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Bot贸n De Oro belongs to the Melampodium genus, and is native to Mexico to Brazil.


Melampodium divaricatum

How to care for Bot贸n De Oro


How often to water your Bot贸n De Oro

Water needs for Bot贸n De Oro
0.5 cups
every 9

Bot贸n De Oro needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn鈥檛 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 Bot贸n De Oro

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Bot贸n De Oro in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bot贸n De Oro: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bot贸n De Oro love being close to bright, sunny windows 馃槑.

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

Bot贸n De Oro does not tolerate low-light 馃毇.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bot贸n De Oro in your home 馃彙.


How to fertilize Bot贸n De Oro

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bot贸n De Oro: 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鈥檚 likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bot贸n De Oro after it doubles in size or once a year鈥攚hichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Bot贸n De Oro 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 Bot贸n De Oro

Bot贸n De Oro

Bot贸n De Oro

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4鈥 pot your plant is in, and that it doesn鈥檛 get direct sunlight.

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