Plant Care Eastern Gladiolus

Eastern Gladiolus

Also known as

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


Gladiolus communis

How to care for Eastern Gladiolus


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

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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 🏡.


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.

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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Eastern Gladiolus

Eastern Gladiolus

Eastern Gladiolus

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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