Plant Care Cleome hassleriana

Cleome hassleriana

About Cleome hassleriana

Cleome hassleriana is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Cleome hassleriana likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Cleome hassleriana belongs to the cleome genus, and is native to Brazil to Northern Argentina.

Taxonomy

Cleome houtteana
Cleome
Cleomaceae
Brassicales

Also known as

Cleome hassleriana, Tarenaya hassleriana, spider flower, spider plant, pink queen and grandfather's whiskers

How to care for Cleome hassleriana

Water

How often to water your Cleome hassleriana

Water needs for Cleome hassleriana
0.5 cups
every 9

Cleome hassleriana 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 Cleome hassleriana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Cleome hassleriana in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cleome hassleriana: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cleome hassleriana love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cleome hassleriana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cleome hassleriana

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Cleome hassleriana

Cleome hassleriana

Cleome hassleriana


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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