Plant Care Tacitus Bellus

Tacitus Bellus

Also known as

Chihuahua Flower, Chihuahua Flower and Tacitus bellus


Graptopetalum bellus

How to care for Tacitus Bellus


How often to water your Tacitus Bellus

Water needs for Tacitus Bellus
0.5 cups
every 12

Tacitus Bellus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Louisville, Kentucky.

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 Tacitus Bellus

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 Tacitus Bellus in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

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Growing Tacitus Bellus in Louisville right now

Light needs for plant Tacitus Bellus in Louisville, Kentucky

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 5th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Tacitus Bellus in Louisville, Kentucky

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.9% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

Louisville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to decrease by 24.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Tacitus Bellus in Louisville, Kentucky

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, Louisville is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Chihuahua Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tacitus Bellus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tacitus Bellus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Louisville, Kentucky ⛅.

Tacitus Bellus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Tacitus Bellus

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

When to repot Tacitus Bellus

Nutrient needs for plant Tacitus Bellus in Louisville, Kentucky

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

November 28th, 2021

The growing potential in Louisville is very 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 …

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Care Summary for Tacitus Bellus

Tacitus Bellus

Tacitus Bellus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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