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


Lewisia cotyledon

How to care for Rainbow Lewisia


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

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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 🏡.


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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Care Summary for Rainbow Lewisia

Rainbow Lewisia

Rainbow Lewisia

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.

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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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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