Plant Care Orange Eye

Orange Eye

4.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

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

Taxonomy

Buddleja davidii
Buddleja
Scrophulariaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Orange Eye

Water

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 San Jose, California.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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Growing Orange Eye in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Orange Eye in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 7th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose 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 San Jose, California

Sunlight will decrease by 29.1% ☀️

October 4th, 2022

San Jose is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to decrease by 29.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.3 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Orange Eye in San Jose, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.7 hours 📉

October 7th, 2022

This month, San Jose is getting an average of 12.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Orange Eye thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

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 San Jose, California

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

September 30th, 2022

The growing potential in San Jose 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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FAQs
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:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Orange Eye has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Orange Eye has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Orange Eye has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Orange Eye has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Christopher avatar
@Christopher
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 123 XP
globe Carrollton, TX
09/23/2021

It is a beautiful plant!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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