Plant Care Bells of ireland

Bells of ireland

Also known as

Bells-of-ireland, Molucca balmis, Shellflower and Shell flower

Taxonomy

Moluccella laevis
Moluccella
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Bells of ireland

Water

How often to water your Bells of ireland

Water needs for Bells of ireland
0.5 cups
every 9

Bells of ireland 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 Bells of ireland

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 Bells of ireland in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bells of ireland: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bells of ireland love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bells of ireland does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bells of ireland

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
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Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
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Propagation

Care Summary for Bells of ireland

Bells of ireland

Bells of ireland


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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