Plant Care Hibiscus Trionum

Hibiscus Trionum

Also known as

Flower of an Hour, Flower of an Hour, Flower-of-an-hour, Bladder hibiscus, Bladder ketmia, Bladder weed, Flower-of-the-hour, Modesty, Puarangi, Shoofly and Venice mallow


Hibiscus trionum

How to care for Hibiscus Trionum


How often to water your Hibiscus Trionum

Water needs for Hibiscus Trionum
0.5 cups
every 9

Hibiscus Trionum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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 Hibiscus Trionum

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 Hibiscus Trionum in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

36% Very Low

Growing Hibiscus Trionum in Fort Collins right now

Light needs for plant Hibiscus Trionum in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 7th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Collins is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Hibiscus Trionum in Fort Collins, Colorado

Sunlight will increase by 46.4% ☀️

February 7th, 2023

Fort Collins is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to increase by 46.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.6 megajoules of energ…

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Light needs for plant Hibiscus Trionum in Fort Collins, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

February 6th, 2023

This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours o…

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Finding light for Flower of an Hour in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hibiscus Trionum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Hibiscus Trionum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Collins, Colorado ⛅.

Hibiscus Trionum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Hibiscus Trionum

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Native Region
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Care Summary for Hibiscus Trionum

Hibiscus Trionum

Hibiscus Trionum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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