Plant Care Hollyhock


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Hollyhock has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Hollyhock has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Common hollyhock


Alcea rosea

How to care for Hollyhock


How often to water your Hollyhock

Water needs for Hollyhock
0.5 cups
every 9

Hollyhock needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Calculate water needs of Hollyhock

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Hollyhock in your home

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

Hollyhock 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.

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How to fertilize Hollyhock

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

Care Summary for Hollyhock



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.

What other plant parents say

Hollyhock has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Hollyhock has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Hollyhock has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Hollyhock has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Hollyhock has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Bouncerdjwife avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 92 XP

This takes between 2-3 years from seed to flower. Will grow wide before tall. Can survive high temperatures of heat and cold winters. Mine is in 9b lows of 30° and highs 115°+ temps.
Flowers are vibrant and beautiful.

Survivor Survivor
Lizbeth avatar
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 104 XP
globe Los Angeles, California

It only grows fast when it has direct sunlight

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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