Plant Care Caterpillar Phacelia

Caterpillar Phacelia

Also known as

caterpillar phacelia and caterpillar scorpionweed


Phacelia cicutaria

How to care for Caterpillar Phacelia


How often to water your Caterpillar Phacelia

Water needs for Caterpillar Phacelia
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Fort Worth, Texas.

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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Plant care guide for Caterpillar Phacelia in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

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Finding light for Caterpillar Phacelia in your home

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

Caterpillar Phacelia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Worth, Texas ⛅.

Caterpillar Phacelia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Caterpillar Phacelia

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Caterpillar Phacelia

Caterpillar Phacelia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Fort Worth, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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