Plant Care Red Palulu

Red Palulu

Also known as

red palulu, balisier and macawflower


Heliconia bihai

How to care for Red Palulu


How often to water your Red Palulu

Water needs for Red Palulu
0.5 cups
every 9

Red Palulu needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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 Red Palulu

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Red Palulu in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

58% Medium

Finding light for Red Palulu in your home

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

Red Palulu love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Red Palulu does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Phoenix, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Red Palulu

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Red Palulu

Red Palulu

Red Palulu

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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