Plant Care Brushholly


Also known as

Flacourtia celastrina, Hisingera celastrina, Hisingera celastrinea, Hisingera obovata, Hisingera paliurus, Myroxylon celastrinum, Myroxylon paliurus, Myroxylon pringlei, Myroxylon seemannii, Prockia obovata, Xylosma blepharodes, Xylosma celastrina, Xylosma celastrinea, Xylosma celastrinum, Xylosma nitidum, Xylosma paliura, Xylosma palmeri, Xylosma pringlei and Xylosma seemannii


Xylosma flexuosum

How to care for Brushholly

💦 Water

How often to water your Brushholly

Water needs for Brushholly
0.5 cups
every 9

Brushholly 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?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Brushholly in your home

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

Brushholly 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 Brushholly in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Brushholly

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

Care Summary for Brushholly


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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