Plant Care Calico Hearts

Calico Hearts

4.5 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Calico Hearts has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Calico Hearts has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Chocolate Drop


Adromischus maculatus

How to care for Calico Hearts


How often to water your Calico Hearts

Water needs for Calico Hearts
0.5 cups
every 12

Calico Hearts needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Calico Hearts

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 Calico Hearts in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calico Hearts: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Calico Hearts love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Calico Hearts does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Calico Hearts

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

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Care Summary for Calico Hearts

Calico Hearts

Calico Hearts

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 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.

What other plant parents say

Calico Hearts has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Calico Hearts has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Calico Hearts has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
@honeyyvoiced avatar
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 7,818 XP
globe Mount Prospect, IL

Debated getting this plant for a really long time and I’m really glad I did. Beautiful, easy to manage, and hardy

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@R_L avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 472 XP
globe Homer City, PA

Great if you forget to water! Resilient!

Survivor Survivor
@amoose avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 99 XP
globe Denton, England

He’s very cute

Kitty avatar
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 220 XP
globe Bristol, England

Doesn’t grow much

Survivor Survivor

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