Plant Care Modesty
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Modesty

Also known as

Flower of an hour, Flower of an hour, Flower-of-an-hour, Bladder hibiscus, Bladder ketmia, Bladder weed, Flower-of-the-hour, Puarangi, Shoofly and Venice mallow

Taxonomy

Hibiscus trionum
Hibiscus
Malvaceae
Malvales

How to care for Modesty

Water

How often to water your Modesty

Water needs for Modesty
0.5 cups
every 9

Modesty 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 Modesty

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 Flower of an hour in your home

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

Modesty love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Modesty does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Modesty

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Modesty

Modesty

Modesty


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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