Plant Care Polianthes tuberosa

Polianthes tuberosa

Also known as

Polianthes tuberosa and tuberose


Agave amica

How to care for Polianthes tuberosa


How often to water your Polianthes tuberosa

Water needs for Polianthes tuberosa
0.5 cups
every 12

Polianthes tuberosa 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 Polianthes tuberosa

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 Polianthes tuberosa in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Polianthes tuberosa: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Polianthes tuberosa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Polianthes tuberosa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Polianthes tuberosa

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

Care Summary for Polianthes tuberosa

Polianthes tuberosa

Polianthes tuberosa

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.

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