Plant Care Ladies' Fingers

Ladies' Fingers

Also known as

Okra, Okra, Ladies' fingers and Ochro


Abelmoschus esculentus

How to care for Ladies' Fingers


How often to water your Ladies' Fingers

Water needs for Ladies' Fingers
0.5 cups
every 9

Ladies' Fingers 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 Ladies' Fingers

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Okra in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ladies' Fingers: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ladies' Fingers love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ladies' Fingers does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ladies' Fingers in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Ladies' Fingers

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

Difficulty Level

Ladies' Fingers 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 Ladies' Fingers

Ladies' Fingers

Ladies' Fingers

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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