Plant Care Coral Bells

Coral Bells

Taxonomy

Heuchera micrantha
Heuchera
Saxifragaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Coral Bells

💦 Water

How often to water your Coral Bells

Water needs for Coral Bells
0.5 cups
every 9

Coral Bells 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 Coral Bells

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Coral Bells in your home

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

Coral Bells love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Coral Bells does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Coral Bells

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Coral Bells 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!

Benefits of Growing Coral Bells →

Common Coral Bells Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Coral Bells prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Coral Bells Water Frequency →

Coral Bells Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Coral Bells requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Coral Bells Light Requirements →

Coral Bells Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Coral Bells does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Coral Bells →


💩 Fertilizer

Coral Bells should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Coral Bells →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Coral Bells grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Coral Bells →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Coral Bells can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Coral Bells Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Coral Bells

Coral Bells

Coral Bells


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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