Plant Care Island Mallow
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Island Mallow

Also known as

Lavatera assurgentiflora, Lavatera assurgentiflora, Lavatera assurgentiflora, island mallow, mission mallow, royal mallow, malva rosa island mallow, island tree mallow and malva rosa

Taxonomy

Malva assurgentiflora
Malva
Malvaceae
Malvales

How to care for Island Mallow

Water

How often to water your Island Mallow

Water needs for Island Mallow
0.5 cups
every 9

Island Mallow 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 Island Mallow

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Lavatera assurgentiflora in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Island Mallow: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Island Mallow love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Island Mallow does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Island Mallow

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

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Care Summary for Island Mallow

Island Mallow

Island Mallow


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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