Plant Care Gladiolus


Also known as

gladiolus, eastern gladiolus and common corn-flag


Gladiolus communis

How to care for Gladiolus


How often to water your Gladiolus

Water needs for Gladiolus
0.5 cups
every 9

Gladiolus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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 Gladiolus

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Gladiolus in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Growing Gladiolus in Colorado Springs right now

Light needs for plant Gladiolus in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 28th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Gladiolus in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Colorado Springs is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours…

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Finding light for Gladiolus in your home

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

Gladiolus 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 Colorado Springs, Colorado ⛅.

Gladiolus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Gladiolus

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

Difficulty Level

Gladiolus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Gladiolus



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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