Plant Care Dutchman's britches

Dutchman's britches

Also known as

desert rue and rue of the mountains


Thamnosma texana

How to care for Dutchman's britches


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Dutchman's britches

Dutchman's britches

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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