Plant Care Bladder Hibiscus

Bladder Hibiscus

Also known as

Flower of an Hour, Flower of an Hour, Flower-of-an-hour, Bladder hibiscus, Bladder ketmia, Bladder weed, Flower-of-the-hour, Modesty, Puarangi, Shoofly and Venice mallow


Hibiscus trionum

How to care for Bladder Hibiscus


How often to water your Bladder Hibiscus

Water needs for Bladder Hibiscus
0.5 cups
every 9

Bladder Hibiscus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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 Bladder Hibiscus

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.

Plant care guide for Bladder Hibiscus in Edmond, Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

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Finding light for Flower of an Hour in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bladder Hibiscus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bladder Hibiscus 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 Edmond, Oklahoma ⛅.

Bladder Hibiscus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Bladder Hibiscus

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

Difficulty Level

Bladder Hibiscus is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Native Region
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bladder Hibiscus

Bladder Hibiscus

Bladder Hibiscus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Edmond, Oklahoma, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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