Plant Care Hawaiian Heather
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Hawaiian Heather

Also known as

Mexican-heather, Mexican-heather, False heather, Mexican heather, Hawaiian heather and Elfin herb

Taxonomy

Cuphea hyssopifolia
Cuphea
Lythraceae
Myrtales

How to care for Hawaiian Heather

Water

How often to water your Hawaiian Heather

Water needs for Hawaiian Heather
0.5 cups
every 9

Hawaiian Heather 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 Hawaiian Heather

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 Mexican-heather in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hawaiian Heather: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Hawaiian Heather 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Hawaiian Heather

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

Care Summary for Hawaiian Heather

Hawaiian Heather

Hawaiian Heather


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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