Plant Care Cardinal flower

Cardinal flower

Also known as

wild flowers

Taxonomy

Lobelia cardinalis
Lobelia
Campanulaceae
Asterales

How to care for Cardinal flower

Water

How often to water your Cardinal flower

Water needs for Cardinal flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Cardinal flower 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 Cardinal flower

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Cardinal flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cardinal flower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cardinal flower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cardinal flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cardinal flower

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Cardinal flower is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Cardinal flower

Cardinal flower

Cardinal flower


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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