Plant Care Desert Wishbone-Bush

Desert Wishbone-Bush

About Desert Wishbone-Bush

Desert Wishbone-Bush is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Desert Wishbone-Bush likes soil that is well draining.


Mirabilis laevis

How to care for Desert Wishbone-Bush


How often to water your Desert Wishbone-Bush

Water needs for Desert Wishbone-Bush
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert Wishbone-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.

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 Desert Wishbone-Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Wishbone-Bush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Desert Wishbone-Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Desert Wishbone-Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Desert Wishbone-Bush

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Desert Wishbone-Bush

Desert Wishbone-Bush

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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