Plant Care Orange Eye

Orange Eye

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Orange Eye has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Orange Eye has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Orange Eye Butterflybush, Orange Eye Butterflybush, Butterfly-bush, Summer lilac and Orange eye


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How to care for Orange Eye


How often to water your Orange Eye

Water needs for Orange Eye
0.5 cups
every 9

Orange Eye needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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 Orange Eye

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

Plant care guide for Orange Eye in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Growing Orange Eye in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Orange Eye in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 6th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Orange Eye in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will decrease by 31.4% ☀️

December 4th, 2022

Madison is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to decrease by 31.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Orange Eye in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 3rd, 2022

This month, Madison is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.8 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Orange Eye Butterflybush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Orange Eye: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Orange Eye love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

Orange Eye does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Orange Eye

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

When to repot Orange Eye

Nutrient needs for plant Orange Eye in Madison, Wisconsin

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 2nd, 2022

The growing potential in Madison is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Orange Eye

Orange Eye

Orange Eye

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Madison, Wisconsin, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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Orange Eye has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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It is a beautiful plant!

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