Plant Care Cape figwort

Cape figwort

Also known as

Cape figwort and Cape fuchsia

Taxonomy

Phygelius capensis
Phygelius
Scrophulariaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Cape figwort

Water

How often to water your Cape figwort

Water needs for Cape figwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Cape figwort 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 Cape figwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cape figwort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cape figwort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cape figwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Cape figwort

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

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Care Summary for Cape figwort

Cape figwort


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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