Plant Care Hollyhock


4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

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 located in Columbia, South Carolina.

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 Hollyhock

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.

Plant care guide for Hollyhock in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

38% Low

Finding light for Hollyhock in your home

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

Hollyhock love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.

Hollyhock does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Difficulty Level

Hollyhock 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
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Hollyhock



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Columbia, South Carolina, 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, CA

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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