About Cleome Hassleriana
Cleome Hassleriana is a relatively 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.
Also known as
Cleome hassleriana, Tarenaya hassleriana, spider flower, spider plant, pink queen, grandfather's whiskers and Tarenaya hassleriana
How to care for Cleome Hassleriana
How often to water your Cleome Hassleriana
Cleome Hassleriana needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Oakland, California.
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
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Finding light for Cleome Hassleriana in your home
Cleome Hassleriana love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Oakland, California ⛅.
Cleome Hassleriana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Cleome Hassleriana
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.
Cleome Hassleriana is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Cleome Hassleriana prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Cleome Hassleriana requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Cleome Hassleriana does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Cleome Hassleriana is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.
Cleome Hassleriana grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Cleome Hassleriana can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
The seeds of Cleome Hassleriana can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.
Care Summary for Cleome Hassleriana
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Oakland, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.