Plant Care Flowering Flax

Flowering Flax

About Flowering Flax

Flowering Flax is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Flowering Flax likes soil that is well draining.


Linum grandiflorum

Also known as

Scarlet flax, Flowering flax, Red flax and Crimson flax

How to care for Flowering Flax


How often to water your Flowering Flax

Water needs for Flowering Flax
0.5 cups
every 9

Flowering Flax 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 Flowering Flax

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.

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Finding light for Flowering Flax in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flowering Flax: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Flowering Flax love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Flowering Flax does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Flowering Flax in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Flowering Flax

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Flowering Flax

Flowering Flax

Flowering Flax

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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