Plant Care Mirabilis Nyctaginea

Mirabilis Nyctaginea

Also known as

Wild Four O'Clock, Wild Four O'Clock, wild four o'clock, heartleaf four o'clock and heartleaf umbrella wort

Taxonomy

Mirabilis nyctaginea
Mirabilis
Nyctaginaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Mirabilis Nyctaginea

💦 Water

How often to water your Mirabilis Nyctaginea

Water needs for Mirabilis Nyctaginea
0.5 cups
every 9

Mirabilis Nyctaginea 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 Nyctaginea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Wild Four O'Clock in your home

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

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

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

Mirabilis Nyctaginea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Mirabilis Nyctaginea

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Mirabilis Nyctaginea 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.

Wild Four O'Clock Water Frequency →

Wild Four O'Clock Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Mirabilis Nyctaginea 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 🏡.

Wild Four O'Clock Light Requirements →

Wild Four O'Clock 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.


🪴 Soil

Mirabilis Nyctaginea 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 Wild Four O'Clock →

When and How to Successfully Repot Wild Four O'Clock →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Mirabilis Nyctaginea grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Wild Four O'Clock →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Mirabilis Nyctaginea can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Wild Four O'Clock Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Mirabilis Nyctaginea

Mirabilis Nyctaginea

Mirabilis Nyctaginea


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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