Plant Care Cat's whiskers

Cat's whiskers

Also known as

Cat's whiskers and Java tea

Taxonomy

Orthosiphon aristatus
Orthosiphon
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Cat's whiskers

Water

How often to water your Cat's whiskers

Water needs for Cat's whiskers
0.5 cups
every 9

Cat's whiskers 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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Finding light for Cat's whiskers in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cat's whiskers: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cat's whiskers may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Cat's whiskers

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cat's whiskers: 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 Cat's whiskers after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Cat's whiskers

Cat's whiskers


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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