Plant Care Pygmy Iris

Pygmy Iris

Also known as

pygmy iris and dwarf iris

Taxonomy

Iris pumila
Iris
Iridaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Pygmy Iris

Water

How often to water your Pygmy Iris

Water needs for Pygmy Iris
0.5 cups
every 9

Pygmy Iris 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 Pygmy Iris

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Pygmy Iris in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pygmy Iris: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Pygmy Iris love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Pygmy Iris does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pygmy Iris

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

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Care Summary for Pygmy Iris

Pygmy Iris

Pygmy Iris


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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