Plant Care Erythrina America

Erythrina America

About Erythrina America

Erythrina America is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Erythrina America likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Erythrina americana

Also known as

Erythrina America, coral tree and colorines

How to care for Erythrina America


How often to water your Erythrina America

Water needs for Erythrina America
0.5 cups
every 9

Erythrina America needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Erythrina America in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Growing Erythrina America in Raleigh right now

Light needs for plant Erythrina America in Raleigh, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 7th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Raleigh is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Erythrina America in Raleigh, North Carolina

Sunlight will increase by 36.3% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Raleigh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Raleigh is expected to increase by 36.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.3 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Erythrina America in Raleigh, North Carolina

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

February 6th, 2023

This month, Raleigh is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Erythrina America in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Erythrina America: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Erythrina America love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Raleigh, North Carolina ⛅.

Erythrina America does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Erythrina America

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Erythrina America

Erythrina America

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Raleigh, North Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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