Plant Care Balespike Lobelia

Balespike Lobelia

Also known as

highbelia, pale-spike lobelia, pale-spiked lobelia, palespike lobelia and spiked lobelia


Lobelia spicata

How to care for Balespike Lobelia


How often to water your Balespike Lobelia

Water needs for Balespike Lobelia
0.5 cups
every 9

Balespike Lobelia 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Balespike Lobelia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Balespike Lobelia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Balespike Lobelia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Balespike Lobelia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Balespike Lobelia

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Balespike Lobelia

Balespike Lobelia

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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