Plant Care Australian Flame Tree

Australian Flame Tree

Also known as

Flame Bottletree, Flame Bottletree, Australian flame tree and Illawarra flame tree


Brachychiton acerifolius

How to care for Australian Flame Tree


How often to water your Australian Flame Tree

Water needs for Australian Flame Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Australian Flame Tree 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 Australian Flame Tree

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.

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Finding light for Flame Bottletree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Australian Flame Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Australian Flame Tree 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 Australian Flame Tree

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Australian Flame Tree

Australian Flame Tree

Australian Flame Tree

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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