Plant Care Cuphea Ignea

Cuphea Ignea

Also known as

cigar plant, cigar plant, cigar plant, cigar flower, firecracker plant and Mexican cigar


Cuphea ignea

How to care for Cuphea Ignea


How often to water your Cuphea Ignea

Water needs for Cuphea Ignea
0.5 cups
every 9

Cuphea Ignea 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 Cuphea Ignea

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 cigar plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cuphea Ignea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cuphea Ignea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cuphea Ignea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Cuphea Ignea

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

Difficulty Level

Cuphea Ignea is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Cuphea Ignea

Cuphea Ignea

Cuphea Ignea

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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