Plant Care Pseudobombax Ellipticum
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Pseudobombax Ellipticum

Also known as

Shaving Brush Tree, Shaving Brush Tree, Dr Seuss Tree and Amapolla Tree

Taxonomy

Pseudobombax ellipticum
Pseudobombax

How to care for Pseudobombax Ellipticum

Water

How often to water your Pseudobombax Ellipticum

Water needs for Pseudobombax Ellipticum
0.5 cups
every 12

Pseudobombax Ellipticum needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Pseudobombax Ellipticum

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Light needs and placement for plant Pseudobombax Ellipticum: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pseudobombax Ellipticum 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Pseudobombax Ellipticum

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

Care Summary for Pseudobombax Ellipticum

Pseudobombax Ellipticum

Pseudobombax Ellipticum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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