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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Growing Mexican Handplant in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Mexican Handplant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 4th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Mexican Handplant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will decrease by 31.9% ☀️

October 3rd, 2022

Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 31.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.3 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Mexican Handplant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.9 hours 📉

October 3rd, 2022

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of…

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ☀️.️

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.

When to repot Mexican Handplant

Nutrient needs for plant Mexican Handplant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

September 30th, 2022

The growing potential in Philadelphia is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repo…

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

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