Plant Care Japanese Lantern

Japanese Lantern

Also known as

Campanilla, Chinese lantern, Japanese hibiscus, coral hibiscus and fringed hibiscus


Hibiscus schizopetalus

How to care for Japanese Lantern


How often to water your Japanese Lantern

Water needs for Japanese Lantern
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese Lantern 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 Japanese Lantern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Japanese Lantern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Lantern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Japanese Lantern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Japanese Lantern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Japanese Lantern

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

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Care Summary for Japanese Lantern

Japanese Lantern

Japanese Lantern

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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