Plant Care Four O'Clock Flower

Four O'Clock Flower

4.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Four O'Clock Flower has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Four O'Clock Flower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Marvel of Peru

Taxonomy

Mirabilis jalapa
Mirabilis
Nyctaginaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Four O'Clock Flower

💦 Water

How often to water your Four O'Clock Flower

Water needs for Four O'Clock Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Four O'Clock 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 Four O'Clock Flower

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Marvel of Peru in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Four O'Clock Flower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Four O'Clock Flower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Four O'Clock Flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Four O'Clock Flower in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Four O'Clock Flower

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Four O'Clock 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 Four O'Clock Flower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Four O'Clock Flower is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Marvel of Peru →

Common Marvel of Peru Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Four O'Clock Flower prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Marvel of Peru Water Frequency →

Marvel of Peru Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Four O'Clock Flower requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Marvel of Peru Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Four O'Clock Flower is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Marvel of Peru Toxicity to Dogs →


🪴 Soil

Four O'Clock Flower does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Marvel of Peru →

When and How to Successfully Repot Marvel of Peru →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Four O'Clock Flower grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Four O'Clock Flower can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Marvel of Peru Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Four O'Clock Flower can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Marvel of Peru →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Four O'Clock Flower

Four O'Clock Flower

Four O'Clock Flower


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.

What other plant parents say

Four O'Clock Flower has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Four O'Clock Flower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Four O'Clock Flower has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Four O'Clock Flower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Four O'Clock Flower has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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04/18/2021

Easy as it is :) a great first plant

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