Plant Care Malva Arborea

Malva Arborea

Also known as

Tree Mallow, Tree Mallow, Lavatera arborea and Malva eriocalyx

Taxonomy

Malva arborea
Malva
Malvaceae
Malvales

How to care for Malva Arborea

Water

How often to water your Malva Arborea

Water needs for Malva Arborea
0.5 cups
every 9

Malva Arborea 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 Malva Arborea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Tree Mallow in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Malva Arborea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Malva Arborea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Malva Arborea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Malva Arborea

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

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Care Summary for Malva Arborea

Malva Arborea

Malva Arborea


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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