Plant Care Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Dichromanthus aurantiacus


Dichromanthus aurantiacus

How to care for Dichromanthus aurantiacus


How often to water your Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Water needs for Dichromanthus aurantiacus
0.5 cups
every 9

Dichromanthus aurantiacus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 30th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31.8% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 31.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Boston is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for None in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dichromanthus aurantiacus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dichromanthus aurantiacus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.


How to fertilize Dichromanthus aurantiacus

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

When to repot Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Nutrient needs for plant Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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