About Butterfly Bush
Rheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’ is a low maintenance, suckering, evergreen shrub in the Lamiaceae family that is native to tropical eastern Africa (Kenya and Uganda). It has attractive light blue to violet-blue pea-like flowers and looks great grown in a container.
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How to care for Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Bush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Butterfly Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Butterfly Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Butterfly Bush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.