Plant Care Chilean lantern tree

Chilean lantern tree


Crinodendron hookerianum

How to care for Chilean lantern tree


How often to water your Chilean lantern tree

Water needs for Chilean lantern tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Chilean lantern tree 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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Finding light for Chilean lantern tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chilean lantern tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chilean lantern tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chilean lantern tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chilean lantern tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Chilean lantern tree

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Chilean lantern tree

Chilean lantern tree

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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