Plant Care Strobilanthes cusia

Strobilanthes cusia

Taxonomy

Strobilanthes cusia
Strobilanthes
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Strobilanthes cusia

Water

How often to water your Strobilanthes cusia

Water needs for Strobilanthes cusia
0.5 cups
every 9

Strobilanthes cusia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Austin, Texas.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Strobilanthes cusia in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

57% Medium

Growing Strobilanthes cusia in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Strobilanthes cusia in Austin, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Strobilanthes cusia in Austin, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20.3% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Austin is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to decrease by 20.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Strobilanthes cusia in Austin, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

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

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for None in your home

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

Strobilanthes cusia 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..️

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Strobilanthes cusia

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

When to repot Strobilanthes cusia

Nutrient needs for plant Strobilanthes cusia in Austin, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Austin is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Care Summary for Strobilanthes cusia

Strobilanthes cusia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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