Plant Care Cigar Flower

Cigar Flower

Also known as

cigar plant, cigar plant, cigar plant, cigar flower, firecracker plant and Mexican cigar


Cuphea ignea

How to care for Cigar Flower


How often to water your Cigar Flower

Water needs for Cigar Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Cigar Flower 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.

Calculate water needs of Cigar Flower

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for cigar plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cigar Flower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cigar Flower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cigar Flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Cigar Flower

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Cigar Flower

Cigar Flower

Cigar Flower

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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