Plant Care False Bugbane

False Bugbane

Also known as

Carolina tassel-rue, false bugbane, falsebugbane, tassel-rue and wild bugbane


Trautvetteria caroliniensis

How to care for False Bugbane

💦 Water

How often to water your False Bugbane

Water needs for False Bugbane
0.5 cups
every 9

False Bugbane 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for False Bugbane in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False Bugbane: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

False Bugbane 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of False Bugbane in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize False Bugbane

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

Care Summary for False Bugbane

False Bugbane

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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