Plant Care Desert Bitterbrush

Desert Bitterbrush

Also known as

antelope brush


Purshia glandulosa

How to care for Desert Bitterbrush


How often to water your Desert Bitterbrush

Water needs for Desert Bitterbrush
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert Bitterbrush 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?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Desert Bitterbrush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Bitterbrush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Desert Bitterbrush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Desert Bitterbrush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Desert Bitterbrush

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Desert Bitterbrush

Desert Bitterbrush

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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