About Balloon Plant
Balloon Plant is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Balloon Plant belongs to the Gomphocarpus genus, and is native to Southern Africa.
Also known as
Hairy Balls, Balloon Cotton-bush, Nailhead and Swan Plant
How to care for Balloon Plant
Balloon Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Francisco, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 6th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
February 6th, 2023
San Francisco is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to increase by 39.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.0 megajoules of ene…
February 2nd, 2023
This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours …
Balloon Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Francisco, California ⛅.
Balloon Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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 Balloon Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.