Plant Care April Fool

April Fool

Also known as

Blood flower, Blood lily, Paintbrush lily, Bergajuin and Bloedblom

Taxonomy

Haemanthus coccineus
Haemanthus
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for April Fool

Water

How often to water your April Fool

Water needs for April Fool
0.5 cups
every 9

April Fool 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 April Fool

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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

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Finding light for April Fool in your home

Light needs and placement for plant April Fool: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

April Fool 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.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize April Fool

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

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Care Summary for April Fool

April Fool

April Fool


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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