Plant Care shieldplant


Also known as

shieldplant, shieldleaf and mountain jewelflower


Streptanthus tortuosus

How to care for shieldplant


How often to water your shieldplant

Water needs for shieldplant
0.5 cups
every 9

shieldplant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Arcadia, California.

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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for shieldplant in Arcadia, California

Arcadia, California

59% Medium

Finding light for shieldplant in your home

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

shieldplant 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..️

Arcadia, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize shieldplant

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

Water Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for shieldplant


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Arcadia, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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