Plant Care Candle Larkspur

Candle Larkspur

About Candle Larkspur

Candle Larkspur is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Candle Larkspur likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Candle Larkspur belongs to the Delphinium genus, and is native to Europe to Mongolia.

⚠️ Candle Larkspur is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Delphinium elatum

Also known as

alpine delphinium

How to care for Candle Larkspur


How often to water your Candle Larkspur

Water needs for Candle Larkspur
0.5 cups
every 9

Candle Larkspur 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 Candle Larkspur

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Candle Larkspur in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Candle Larkspur: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Candle Larkspur love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Candle Larkspur does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Candle Larkspur

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

Difficulty Level

Candle Larkspur 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
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Candle Larkspur

Candle Larkspur

Candle Larkspur

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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