About Firecracker Flower
The common name "firecracker flower" refers to the seed pods, which are found after the flower has dried up and tend to "explode" when near high humidity or rainfall. In temperate regions this plant is cultivated as a houseplant. They need bright light, warm indoor air temperatures, and high humidaity to perform well.
How to care for Firecracker Flower
How often to water your Firecracker Flower
Firecracker Flower needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Firecracker Flower in your home
Firecracker Flower may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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How to fertilize Firecracker Flower
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 Firecracker Flower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Firecracker Flower is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!
Firecracker Flower 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.
Firecracker Flower may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. 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.
Firecracker Flower will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Firecracker Flower can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Firecracker Flower
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 3ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.