Plant Care Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Also known as

wild flowers


Lobelia cardinalis

How to care for Cardinal Flower


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 located in Los Angeles, California.

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

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

Plant care guide for Cardinal Flower in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

56% Medium

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 🚫.

Los Angeles, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Los Angeles, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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