Plant Care Browne's Blechum

Browne's Blechum

About Browne's Blechum

Browne's Blechum is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Browne's Blechum likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.


Ruellia blechum

Also known as

Campeche mallow, Genou casse, Herbesavane, Penguin Balsam (Virgin Isl.), Rock balsam (Lesser Antilles) and Yerba de papagayo (Puerto Rico)

How to care for Browne's Blechum


How often to water your Browne's Blechum

Water needs for Browne's Blechum
0.5 cups
every 9

Browne's Blechum 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?

Select the pot size


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.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Browne's Blechum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Browne's Blechum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Browne's Blechum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Browne's Blechum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Browne's Blechum in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Browne's Blechum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Browne's Blechum: 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 Browne's Blechum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Browne's Blechum

Browne's Blechum

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.

Trending in your area

Similar to Browne's Blechum

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in