Plant Care Chinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern

Also known as

Gewöhnliche Judenkirsche and Strawberry groundcherry


Alkekengi officinarum

How to care for Chinese Lantern


How often to water your Chinese Lantern

Water needs for Chinese Lantern
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Lantern 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 Chinese Lantern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Chinese Lantern in your home

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

Chinese Lantern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese Lantern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chinese Lantern

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Chinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern

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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