Plant Care Pygmy Iris

Pygmy Iris

Also known as

pygmy iris and dwarf iris


Iris pumila

How to care for Pygmy Iris


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 located in Aloha, Oregon.

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

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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 Pygmy Iris in Aloha, Oregon

Aloha, Oregon

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Aloha, Oregon ⛅.

Pygmy Iris does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Pygmy Iris

Pygmy Iris

Pygmy Iris

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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