Plant Care California False Hellebore

California False Hellebore

About California False Hellebore

California False Hellebore is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

California False Hellebore likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Veratrum californicum
Veratrum
Melanthiaceae
Liliales

How to care for California False Hellebore

Water

How often to water your California False Hellebore

Water needs for California False Hellebore
0.5 cups
every 9

California False Hellebore 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

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5"
Light

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Finding light for California False Hellebore in your home

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

California False Hellebore 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize California False Hellebore

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

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Care Summary for California False Hellebore

California False Hellebore


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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