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.


Eccremocarpus scaber

Also known as

Chilean glory-flower and Chilean glory creeper

How to care for Chilean glory-flower


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

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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 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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chilean glory-flower

Chilean glory-flower

Chilean glory-flower

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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