Plant Care Caucasian crosswort

Caucasian crosswort

About Caucasian crosswort

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

Caucasian crosswort belongs to the Phuopsis genus, and is native to Iran and the Caucasus.

Taxonomy

Phuopsis stylosa
Phuopsis
Rubiaceae
Gentianales

Also known as

Caucasian crosswort and large-styled crosswort

How to care for Caucasian crosswort

Water

How often to water your Caucasian crosswort

Water needs for Caucasian crosswort
0.5 cups
every 9

Caucasian crosswort 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Caucasian crosswort in your home

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

Caucasian crosswort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Caucasian crosswort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Caucasian crosswort

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Caucasian crosswort is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Caucasian crosswort

Caucasian crosswort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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