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

Taxonomy

Hibiscus trionum
Hibiscus
Malvaceae
Malvales

How to care for Bladder Hibiscus

Water

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 San Antonio, Texas.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Bladder Hibiscus in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

47% Low

Growing Bladder Hibiscus in San Antonio right now

Light needs for plant Bladder Hibiscus in San Antonio, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 7th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Antonio is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Bladder Hibiscus in San Antonio, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 24.3% ☀️

February 1st, 2023

San Antonio is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Antonio is expected to increase by 24.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.1 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Bladder Hibiscus in San Antonio, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

February 5th, 2023

This month, San Antonio is getting an average of 7.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.1 total hours of …

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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 San Antonio, Texas ⛅.

Bladder Hibiscus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Bladder Hibiscus

Nutrient needs for plant Bladder Hibiscus in San Antonio, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 7th, 2023

The growing potential in San Antonio is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Bladder Hibiscus

Bladder Hibiscus

Bladder Hibiscus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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