Plant Care Dutchman's britches

Dutchman's britches

Also known as

desert rue and rue of the mountains

Taxonomy

Thamnosma texana
Thamnosma
Rutaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Dutchman's britches

Water

How often to water your Dutchman's britches

Water needs for Dutchman's britches
0.5 cups
every 9

Dutchman's britches 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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Finding light for Dutchman's britches in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dutchman's britches: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dutchman's britches love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dutchman's britches does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dutchman's britches in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dutchman's britches

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity

Care Summary for Dutchman's britches

Dutchman's britches


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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