Plant Care Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle

About Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle 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.

Orange Honeysuckle likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Orange Honeysuckle belongs to the Lonicera genus, and is native to Western North America.


Lonicera ciliosa

Also known as

orange honeysuckle and western trumpet honeysuckle

How to care for Orange Honeysuckle

💦 Water

How often to water your Orange Honeysuckle

Water needs for Orange Honeysuckle
0.5 cups
every 9

Orange Honeysuckle 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 Orange Honeysuckle

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Orange Honeysuckle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Orange Honeysuckle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Orange Honeysuckle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Orange Honeysuckle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Orange Honeysuckle

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Orange Honeysuckle prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Orange Honeysuckle Water Frequency →

Orange Honeysuckle Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Orange Honeysuckle requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Orange Honeysuckle Light Requirements →

Orange Honeysuckle Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

🪴 Soil

Orange Honeysuckle does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Orange Honeysuckle →

When and How to Successfully Repot Orange Honeysuckle →

💩 Fertilizer

Orange Honeysuckle should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Orange Honeysuckle is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Orange Honeysuckle →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Orange Honeysuckle can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Orange Honeysuckle Temperature Tolerance →

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle

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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