Also known as
caterpillar phacelia and caterpillar scorpionweed
How to care for Caterpillar Phacelia
How often to water your Caterpillar Phacelia
Caterpillar Phacelia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Austin, Texas.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Caterpillar Phacelia in your home
Caterpillar Phacelia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Caterpillar Phacelia does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Austin, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
How to fertilize Caterpillar Phacelia
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 Caterpillar Phacelia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Caterpillar Phacelia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Caterpillar Phacelia requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Caterpillar Phacelia does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Caterpillar Phacelia is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.
Caterpillar Phacelia grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
Care Summary for Caterpillar Phacelia
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Austin, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.