Plant Care Eastern Gladiolus

Eastern Gladiolus

Also known as

Gladiolus, Gladiolus, gladiolus, eastern gladiolus and common corn-flag

Taxonomy

Gladiolus communis
Gladiolus
Iridaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Eastern Gladiolus

💦 Water

How often to water your Eastern Gladiolus

Water needs for Eastern Gladiolus
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern Gladiolus 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 Eastern Gladiolus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Gladiolus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eastern Gladiolus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eastern Gladiolus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eastern Gladiolus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Eastern Gladiolus

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Eastern Gladiolus 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!

Benefits of Growing Gladiolus →

Common Gladiolus Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Eastern Gladiolus prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Gladiolus Water Frequency →

Gladiolus Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Eastern Gladiolus requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Gladiolus Light Requirements →

Gladiolus Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Eastern Gladiolus does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Gladiolus →

When and How to Successfully Repot Gladiolus →


💩 Fertilizer

Eastern Gladiolus should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Eastern Gladiolus grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Gladiolus →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Eastern Gladiolus can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Gladiolus Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Eastern Gladiolus

Eastern Gladiolus

Eastern Gladiolus


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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