Plant Care Apoballis Red Sword

Apoballis Red Sword


Apoballis acuminatissima 'Red Sword'

How to care for Apoballis Red Sword

💦 Water

How often to water your Apoballis Red Sword

Water needs for Apoballis Red Sword
0.5 cups
every 9

Apoballis Red Sword 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 Apoballis Red Sword

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Apoballis Red Sword in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Apoballis Red Sword: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Apoballis Red Sword 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Apoballis Red Sword in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Apoballis Red Sword

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

Care Summary for Apoballis Red Sword

Apoballis Red Sword

Apoballis Red Sword

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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