Plant Care Flowering Gum

Flowering Gum

Also known as

Red flowering gum


Corymbia ficifolia

How to care for Flowering Gum


How often to water your Flowering Gum

Water needs for Flowering Gum
0.5 cups
every 9

Flowering Gum 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 Flowering Gum

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.

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Finding light for Flowering Gum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flowering Gum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Flowering Gum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Flowering Gum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Flowering Gum

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

Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Flowering Gum

Flowering Gum

Flowering Gum

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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