Plant Care Cleome Hassleriana

Cleome Hassleriana

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.


Cleome houtteana

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

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 located in San Antonio, Texas.

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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Cleome Hassleriana in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

59% Medium

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 🚫.

San Antonio, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

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:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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