Plant Care California evening primrose

California evening primrose

Taxonomy

Oenothera californica
Oenothera
Onagraceae
Myrtales

How to care for California evening primrose

Water

How often to water your California evening primrose

Water needs for California evening primrose
0.5 cups
every 9

California evening primrose 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 California evening primrose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant California evening primrose: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

California evening primrose love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

California evening primrose does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of California evening primrose in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize California evening primrose

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

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Care Summary for California evening primrose

California evening primrose


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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