Plant Care Mirabilis Jalapa
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Mirabilis Jalapa

4.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Mirabilis Jalapa has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Mirabilis Jalapa has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Marvel of Peru, Marvel of Peru and Four O'Clock Flower

Taxonomy

Mirabilis jalapa
Mirabilis
Nyctaginaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Mirabilis Jalapa

Water

How often to water your Mirabilis Jalapa

Water needs for Mirabilis Jalapa
0.5 cups
every 9

Mirabilis Jalapa 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 Mirabilis Jalapa

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Marvel of Peru in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mirabilis Jalapa: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mirabilis Jalapa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mirabilis Jalapa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mirabilis Jalapa

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Mirabilis Jalapa is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Mirabilis Jalapa

Mirabilis Jalapa

Mirabilis Jalapa


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.

What other plant parents say

Mirabilis Jalapa has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Mirabilis Jalapa has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Mirabilis Jalapa has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Mirabilis Jalapa has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Mirabilis Jalapa has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Mirabilis Jalapa has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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@Plantiee
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04/18/2021

Easy as it is :) a great first plant

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor

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