Plant Care Hawaiian Heather

Hawaiian Heather

Also known as

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


Cuphea hyssopifolia

How to care for Hawaiian Heather


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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Hawaiian Heather love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Hawaiian Heather does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


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.

Difficulty Level

Hawaiian Heather is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Hawaiian Heather

Hawaiian Heather

Hawaiian Heather

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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