Plant Care Bankesia


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Also known as

Tocador (Dominican Republic)


Sanchezia oblonga

How to care for Bankesia


How often to water your Bankesia

Water needs for Bankesia
0.5 cups
every 9

Bankesia 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 Bankesia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bankesia in your home

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

Bankesia 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.

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How to fertilize Bankesia

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Bankesia



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

Bankesia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Bankesia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Bankesia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Needs to be watered often with lots of sunlight, will brown or loose leaves fast

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Fast grower Fast grower
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