Plant Care Red hot poker

Red hot poker

Also known as

Tritomea and Torch lily


Kniphofia uvaria

How to care for Red hot poker


How often to water your Red hot poker

Water needs for Red hot poker
0.5 cups
every 9

Red hot poker 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 Red hot poker

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Red hot poker in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red hot poker: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Red hot poker may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Red hot poker

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

Care Summary for Red hot poker

Red hot poker

Red hot poker

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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