Plant Care Desertbells


About Desertbells

Desertbells is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Desertbells likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.


Phacelia campanularia

Also known as

desertbells, desert bluebells, California-bluebell, desert scorpionweed, desert Canterbury bells, Desert Bluebell and Phacelia campanularia.

How to care for Desertbells


How often to water your Desertbells

Water needs for Desertbells
0.5 cups
every 9

Desertbells 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.

Calculate water needs of Desertbells

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.

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Finding light for Desertbells in your home

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

Desertbells love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Desertbells does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Desertbells

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Desertbells



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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