Plant Care Bush Penstemon

Bush Penstemon

Also known as

gilia beardtongue and gilia penstemon


Penstemon ambiguus

How to care for Bush Penstemon


How often to water your Bush Penstemon

Water needs for Bush Penstemon
0.5 cups
every 9

Bush Penstemon 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

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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 Bush Penstemon in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bush Penstemon: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bush Penstemon love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bush Penstemon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Bush Penstemon

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Bush Penstemon

Bush Penstemon

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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