Plant Care Firecracker flower

Firecracker flower

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.

Taxonomy

Crossandra infundibuliformis
Crossandra
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Firecracker flower

Water

How often to water your Firecracker flower

Water needs for Firecracker flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Firecracker flower 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 Firecracker flower

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Firecracker flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Firecracker flower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Firecracker flower

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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!


Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Firecracker flower

Firecracker flower

Firecracker flower


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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