Plant Care Britton's phlox

Britton's phlox

Also known as

Moss pink, Creeping phlox, Moss phlox and Mountain phlox


Phlox subulata

How to care for Britton's phlox


How often to water your Britton's phlox

Water needs for Britton's phlox
0.5 cups
every 9

Britton's phlox 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 Britton's phlox

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Britton's phlox in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Britton's phlox: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Britton's phlox may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Britton's phlox

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

Care Summary for Britton's phlox

Britton's phlox

Britton's phlox

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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