Plant Care Chilean glory-flower

Chilean glory-flower

About Chilean glory-flower

The vine is a show stopper. The vibrant color flowers add such a tropical feel. The vine thrives on heat, moderate moisture and good drainage. It's a perennial grown as an annual. The roots may overwinter in Zone 8. The climbing method is twining stems and tendrils with small hooks.

Taxonomy

Eccremocarpus scaber
Eccremocarpus
Bignoniaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

Chilean glory-flower and Chilean glory creeper

How to care for Chilean glory-flower

💦 Water

How often to water your Chilean glory-flower

Water needs for Chilean glory-flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Chilean glory-flower 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 Chilean glory-flower

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Chilean glory-flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chilean glory-flower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chilean glory-flower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chilean glory-flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chilean glory-flower in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chilean glory-flower

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chilean glory-flower: 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 Chilean glory-flower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Chilean glory-flower is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


💦 Water Needs

Chilean glory-flower 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Chilean glory-flower 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 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.


💩 Fertilizer

Chilean glory-flower is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Chilean glory-flower is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Chilean glory-flower can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 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 Chilean glory-flower

Chilean glory-flower

Chilean glory-flower


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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