Plant Care Mexican Shell Flowers

Mexican Shell Flowers

Also known as

Tiger Flower, Tiger Flower, Jockey's Cap Lily and Peacock Flower


Tigridia pavonia

How to care for Mexican Shell Flowers


How often to water your Mexican Shell Flowers

Water needs for Mexican Shell Flowers
0.5 cups
every 9

Mexican Shell Flowers 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 Mexican Shell Flowers

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Tiger Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mexican Shell Flowers: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mexican Shell Flowers love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mexican Shell Flowers does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mexican Shell Flowers in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Mexican Shell Flowers

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

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Care Summary for Mexican Shell Flowers

Mexican Shell Flowers

Mexican Shell Flowers

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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