Plant Care Balloon Plant

Balloon Plant

About Balloon Plant

This plant can be used for light screening and bears square stems and deeply cut leaves. Sow seeds directly outdoors or start indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting.


Cardiospermum halicacabum

Also known as

Love in a puff

How to care for Balloon Plant


How often to water your Balloon Plant

Water needs for Balloon Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Balloon Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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

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.

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Finding light for Balloon Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Balloon Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Balloon Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Balloon Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Balloon Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Balloon Plant

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Balloon Plant

Balloon Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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