Plant Care Purple Smoke Bush

Purple Smoke Bush

Also known as

royal purple smoke bush


Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

How to care for Purple Smoke Bush


How often to water your Purple Smoke Bush

Water needs for Purple Smoke Bush
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple Smoke Bush 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 Purple Smoke Bush

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Purple Smoke Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple Smoke Bush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Purple Smoke Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Purple Smoke Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Purple Smoke Bush

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Purple Smoke Bush

Purple Smoke Bush

Purple Smoke Bush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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