Plant Care Transvaal Red Balloon

Transvaal Red Balloon


Erythrophysa transvaalensis

How to care for Transvaal Red Balloon


How often to water your Transvaal Red Balloon

Water needs for Transvaal Red Balloon
0.5 cups
every 9

Transvaal Red Balloon 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 Transvaal Red Balloon

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Transvaal Red Balloon in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Transvaal Red Balloon: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Transvaal Red Balloon may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Transvaal Red Balloon

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

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Care Summary for Transvaal Red Balloon

Transvaal Red Balloon

Transvaal Red Balloon

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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