Plant Care Mexican Handplant

Mexican Handplant

Taxonomy

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon
Chiranthodendron
Malvaceae
Malvales

How to care for Mexican Handplant

Water

How often to water your Mexican Handplant

Water needs for Mexican Handplant
0.5 cups
every 9

Mexican Handplant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boise, Idaho.

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 Mexican Handplant

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 Mexican Handplant in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho

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Growing Mexican Handplant in Boise right now

Light needs for plant Mexican Handplant in Boise, Idaho

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 4th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Mexican Handplant in Boise, Idaho

Sunlight will decrease by 35.7% ☀️

October 3rd, 2022

Boise is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boise is expected to decrease by 35.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant Mexican Handplant in Boise, Idaho

Daylight will decrease by 2.2 hours 📉

October 1st, 2022

This month, Boise is getting an average of 11.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 16.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Mexican Handplant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mexican Handplant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mexican Handplant 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Boise, Idaho ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Mexican Handplant thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mexican Handplant

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

Care Summary for Mexican Handplant

Mexican Handplant

Mexican Handplant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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