Plant Care Flame Bottletree

Flame Bottletree

Also known as

Australian flame tree and Illawarra flame tree


Brachychiton acerifolius

How to care for Flame Bottletree


How often to water your Flame Bottletree

Water needs for Flame Bottletree
0.5 cups
every 9

Flame Bottletree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tucson, Arizona.

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 Flame Bottletree

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Flame Bottletree in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

60% Medium

Finding light for Flame Bottletree in your home

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

Flame Bottletree 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..️

Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Flame Bottletree

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Flame Bottletree

Flame Bottletree

Flame Bottletree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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