Plant Care Abelmoschus Esculentus

Abelmoschus Esculentus

About Abelmoschus Esculentus

Okra is a warm-season vegetable in the mallow family. It has showy yellow flowers with purple centers followed by edible pods. Okra can be harvested when they reach a length of 3" approximately 4 months after sowing. It can be used fresh or dried, eaten as a vegetable, or added to soups or stews.


Abelmoschus esculentus

Also known as

Okra, Okra, Ladies' fingers and Ochro

How to care for Abelmoschus Esculentus


How often to water your Abelmoschus Esculentus

Water needs for Abelmoschus Esculentus
0.5 cups
every 9

Abelmoschus Esculentus 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 Abelmoschus Esculentus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Okra in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Abelmoschus Esculentus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Abelmoschus Esculentus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Abelmoschus Esculentus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Abelmoschus Esculentus

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

Difficulty Level

Abelmoschus Esculentus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Abelmoschus Esculentus

Abelmoschus Esculentus

Abelmoschus Esculentus

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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