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

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.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Malva Arborea 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.

Tree Mallow Water Frequency →

Tree Mallow Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Malva Arborea 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 🏡.

Tree Mallow Light Requirements →

Tree Mallow 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.


💨 Humidity

Malva Arborea doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Tree Mallow Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Malva Arborea 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 Tree Mallow →

When and How to Successfully Repot Tree Mallow →


💩 Fertilizer

Malva Arborea 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

Malva Arborea grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Tree Mallow →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Malva Arborea can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Tree Mallow Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Malva Arborea can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 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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