Plant Care Imperial Fritillary

Imperial Fritillary

Also known as

Crown imperial fritillary, Crown imperial fritillary, Crown imperial, Imperial fritillary and Kaiser's crown


Fritillaria imperialis

How to care for Imperial Fritillary

💦 Water

How often to water your Imperial Fritillary

Water needs for Imperial Fritillary
0.5 cups
every 9

Imperial Fritillary 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 Imperial Fritillary

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Crown imperial fritillary in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Imperial Fritillary: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Imperial Fritillary love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Imperial Fritillary does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Imperial Fritillary

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Imperial Fritillary 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 Crown imperial fritillary →

Common Crown imperial fritillary Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Imperial Fritillary 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.

Crown imperial fritillary Water Frequency →

Crown imperial fritillary Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Imperial Fritillary 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 🏡.

Crown imperial fritillary Light Requirements →

Crown imperial fritillary 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

Imperial Fritillary 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!

Best Soil Mix for Crown imperial fritillary →

When and How to Successfully Repot Crown imperial fritillary →

💩 Fertilizer

Imperial Fritillary 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!

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Imperial Fritillary grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Crown imperial fritillary →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Imperial Fritillary can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Crown imperial fritillary 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 Imperial Fritillary

Imperial Fritillary

Imperial Fritillary

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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