Plant Care Cape Bugle-Lily

Cape Bugle-Lily

Also known as

Bugle-lily, rosy watsonia and Bugle Lily


Watsonia borbonica

How to care for Cape Bugle-Lily


How often to water your Cape Bugle-Lily

Water needs for Cape Bugle-Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Cape Bugle-Lily 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.

Calculate water needs of Cape Bugle-Lily

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 Cape Bugle-Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cape Bugle-Lily: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cape Bugle-Lily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cape Bugle-Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cape Bugle-Lily in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Cape Bugle-Lily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cape Bugle-Lily: 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 Cape Bugle-Lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Cape Bugle-Lily

Cape Bugle-Lily

Cape Bugle-Lily

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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