Plant Care Phedimus middendorffianus

Phedimus middendorffianus

About Phedimus middendorffianus

Phedimus middendorffianus is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Phedimus middendorffianus likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Phedimus middendorffianus belongs to the phedimus genus, and is native to Eastern Siberia to Korea, Japan.

⚠️ Phedimus middendorffianus is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Phedimus middendorffianus

How to care for Phedimus middendorffianus


How often to water your Phedimus middendorffianus

Water needs for Phedimus middendorffianus
0.5 cups
every 12

Phedimus middendorffianus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Diego, California.

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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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.

Plant care guide for Phedimus middendorffianus in San Diego, California

San Diego, California

59% Medium

Growing Phedimus middendorffianus in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Phedimus middendorffianus in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Phedimus middendorffianus in San Diego, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20.7% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 20.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Phedimus middendorffianus in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2021

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of da…

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Finding light for None in your home

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

Phedimus middendorffianus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Phedimus middendorffianus does not tolerate low light 🚫.

San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Phedimus middendorffianus

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Phedimus middendorffianus

Phedimus middendorffianus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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