Plant Care Chinese Foldwing

Chinese Foldwing

Also known as

Dicliptera burmanni, Justicia hexangularis and Justicia sexangularis

Taxonomy

Dicliptera chinensis
Dicliptera
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Chinese Foldwing

Water

How often to water your Chinese Foldwing

Water needs for Chinese Foldwing
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Foldwing 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Chinese Foldwing in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Foldwing: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese Foldwing love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese Foldwing does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Foldwing

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

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Care Summary for Chinese Foldwing

Chinese Foldwing


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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