Plant Care Mirabilis Jalapa

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


Mirabilis jalapa

How to care for Mirabilis Jalapa


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 located in Sacramento, California.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Mirabilis Jalapa in Sacramento, California

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Growing Mirabilis Jalapa in Sacramento right now

Light needs for plant Mirabilis Jalapa in Sacramento, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Sacramento is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Mirabilis Jalapa in Sacramento, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.9% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

Sacramento is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to decrease by 26.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.1 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Mirabilis Jalapa in Sacramento, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of day…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Sacramento, California ⛅.

Mirabilis Jalapa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Mirabilis Jalapa

Nutrient needs for plant Mirabilis Jalapa in Sacramento, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Sacramento is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to re…

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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:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Sacramento, California, 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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Easy as it is :) a great first plant

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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