Plant Care Red hot poker

Red hot poker

About Red hot poker

Red hot poker is a plant resistant to damage by deer and slightly salt tolerant. Hybrid cultivars of Red hot poker are available. To propagate, either sow seeds or divide the plants in spring. It flowers from the bottom upward and fades to yellowish green as they senesce.


Kniphofia uvaria

Also known as

Tritomea and Torch lily

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

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Finding light for Red hot poker in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red hot poker: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Red hot poker love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Red hot poker does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Red hot poker in your home 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

Red hot poker is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Red hot poker

Red hot poker

Red hot poker

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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