Plant Care Ballier Diable

Ballier Diable

Also known as

Better Man, Devil Broom, Dog's tongue, Langue boeuf, Lengua de chivo, Lengua de vaca, Lengua de vaca (Dominican Republic), Man-Better-Man (Trinidad & Tobago) and Packy weed


Pseudelephantopus spicatus

How to care for Ballier Diable

💦 Water

How often to water your Ballier Diable

Water needs for Ballier Diable
0.5 cups
every 9

Ballier Diable 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Ballier Diable in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ballier Diable: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Ballier Diable 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ballier Diable in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Ballier Diable

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

Care Summary for Ballier Diable

Ballier Diable

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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