Plant Care Andean Princess Flower

Andean Princess Flower

Also known as

Rhexia lepidota and Tibouchina lepidota lepidota

Taxonomy

Andesanthus lepidotus
Andesanthus
Melastomataceae
Myrtales

How to care for Andean Princess Flower

Water

How often to water your Andean Princess Flower

Water needs for Andean Princess Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Andean Princess Flower 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Andean Princess Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Andean Princess Flower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Andean Princess Flower 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Andean Princess Flower

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

Care Summary for Andean Princess Flower

Andean Princess Flower


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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