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 New York.

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

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.

Plant care guide for Orange Eye in New York

New York, New York

72% Medium

Growing Orange Eye in New York right now

Light needs for plant Orange Eye in New York

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 7th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Orange Eye in New York

Sunlight will decrease by 33.8% ☀️

October 7th, 2022

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 33.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Orange Eye in New York

Daylight will decrease by 2.0 hours 📉

October 7th, 2022

This month, New York is getting an average of 10.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of d…

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

Orange Eye does not tolerate low light 🚫.

New York currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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 New York

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 6th, 2022

The growing potential in New York is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…

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Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

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 New York, 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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