Plant Care Desert Penstemon

Desert Penstemon

Also known as

Desert beardtongue


Penstemon pseudospectabilis

How to care for Desert Penstemon


How often to water your Desert Penstemon

Water needs for Desert Penstemon
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Desert Penstemon in your home

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

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

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

Desert Penstemon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Desert Penstemon in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Desert Penstemon

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Desert Penstemon

Desert 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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