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 Atlanta, Georgia.

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?

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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.

Plant care guide for shieldplant in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

54% Low

Growing shieldplant in Atlanta right now

Light needs for plant shieldplant in Atlanta, Georgia

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant shieldplant in Atlanta, Georgia

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.1% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Atlanta is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to decrease by 24.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant shieldplant in Atlanta, Georgia

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayli…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.


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.

When to repot shieldplant

Nutrient needs for plant shieldplant in Atlanta, Georgia

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 27th, 2021

The growing potential in Atlanta is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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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 Atlanta, Georgia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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