Plant Care Island Tree Mallow

Island Tree 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


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 located in Dallas, Texas.

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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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Island Tree Mallow in Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas

55% Medium

Growing Island Tree Mallow in Dallas right now

Light needs for plant Island Tree Mallow in Dallas, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Dallas is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Island Tree Mallow in Dallas, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Dallas is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Dallas is expected to decrease by 23% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Island Tree Mallow in Dallas, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Dallas is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Lavatera assurgentiflora 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 🚫.

Dallas, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

When to repot Island Tree Mallow

Nutrient needs for plant Island Tree Mallow in Dallas, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Dallas is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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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 your location in Dallas, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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