Plant Care Island Tree Mallow

Island Tree Mallow

Also known as

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


Malva assurgentiflora

How to care for Island Tree Mallow


How often to water your Island Tree Mallow

Water needs for Island Tree Mallow
0.5 cups
every 9

Island Tree 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 Tree Mallow

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Island Mallow in your home

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

Island Tree 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 Tree Mallow does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Island Tree Mallow

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Island Tree Mallow

Island Tree Mallow

Island Tree Mallow

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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