Plant Care Fiery Spike

Fiery Spike

Also known as

Aphelandra acutifolia, Aphelandra aurantiaca roezlii, Aphelandra aurantiaca stenophylla, Aphelandra bullata, Aphelandra fascinator, Aphelandra glischrochlamys, Aphelandra leiophylla, Aphelandra lonchochlamys, Aphelandra nana, Aphelandra nitens, Aphelandra nitens sinitzini, Aphelandra paraensis, Aphelandra phalacra, Aphelandra repanda, Aphelandra roezlei, Aphelandra sciophila, Aphelandra simplex, Aphelandra sinitzini, Aphelandra sneidernii, Aphelandra tarapotensis, Aphelandra uribei and Harrachia repanda


Aphelandra aurantiaca

How to care for Fiery Spike


How often to water your Fiery Spike

Water needs for Fiery Spike
0.5 cups
every 9

Fiery Spike 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Fiery Spike in your home

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

Fiery Spike 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 Fiery Spike

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

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Care Summary for Fiery Spike

Fiery Spike

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.

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