Plant Care Rainbow Lewisia

Rainbow Lewisia

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Rainbow Lewisia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Rainbow Lewisia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Cliff Maids, Cliff Maids and Lewisia

Taxonomy

Lewisia cotyledon
Lewisia
Montiaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Rainbow Lewisia

💦 Water

How often to water your Rainbow Lewisia

Water needs for Rainbow Lewisia
0.5 cups
every 9

Rainbow Lewisia 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 Rainbow Lewisia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Cliff Maids in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rainbow Lewisia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rainbow Lewisia 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 Rainbow Lewisia in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Rainbow Lewisia

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Rainbow Lewisia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Cliff Maids Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Rainbow Lewisia may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Cliff Maids Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Rainbow Lewisia grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Cliff Maids →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Rainbow Lewisia

Rainbow Lewisia

Rainbow Lewisia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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.

What other plant parents say

Rainbow Lewisia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Rainbow Lewisia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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11/25/2021

just got mine and i already love her so much, they’re just the right size to keep in your room and they have such cute flowers :) the yellow ones are my favorite but there’s many other types from what i saw at the store, the two toned ones are really cool too

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