Plant Care Fairy Iris

Fairy Iris

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Fairy Iris has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Fairy Iris has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

White African Iris, White African Iris, White african iris, Fairy iris and Large wild iris


Dietes grandiflora

How to care for Fairy Iris


How often to water your Fairy Iris

Water needs for Fairy Iris
0.5 cups
every 9

Fairy Iris 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 Fairy Iris

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for White African Iris in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fairy Iris: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fairy Iris love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fairy Iris does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Fairy Iris in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Fairy Iris

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Fairy Iris

Fairy Iris

Fairy Iris

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.

What other plant parents say

Fairy Iris has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Fairy Iris has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Fairy Iris has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Fairy Iris has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Fairy Iris has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Intriguing designs. Petite flowers.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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