Plant Care Flower-Of-An-Hour

Flower-Of-An-Hour

Also known as

Flower of an Hour, Flower of an Hour, Flower-of-an-hour, Bladder hibiscus, Bladder ketmia, Bladder weed, Flower-of-the-hour, Modesty, Puarangi, Shoofly and Venice mallow

Taxonomy

Hibiscus trionum
Hibiscus
Malvaceae
Malvales

How to care for Flower-Of-An-Hour

Water

How often to water your Flower-Of-An-Hour

Water needs for Flower-Of-An-Hour
0.5 cups
every 9

Flower-Of-An-Hour 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 Flower-Of-An-Hour

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Flower of an Hour in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flower-Of-An-Hour: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Flower-Of-An-Hour love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Flower-Of-An-Hour does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Flower-Of-An-Hour in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Flower-Of-An-Hour

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Flower-Of-An-Hour: 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 Flower-Of-An-Hour after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Flower-Of-An-Hour is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Flower-Of-An-Hour

Flower-Of-An-Hour

Flower-Of-An-Hour


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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