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
How to care for Bladder Hibiscus
How often to water your Bladder Hibiscus
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 Orlando, Florida.
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
Check the growing potential in your area
A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.
Finding light for Flower of an Hour in your home
Bladder Hibiscus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Bladder Hibiscus does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Orlando, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
How to fertilize Bladder Hibiscus
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.
Bladder Hibiscus is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Bladder Hibiscus prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Bladder Hibiscus requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Bladder Hibiscus doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.
Bladder Hibiscus does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Bladder Hibiscus should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Bladder Hibiscus is native to Worldwide.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Bladder Hibiscus can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Bladder Hibiscus
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Orlando, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.