Plant Care Bells of ireland

Bells of ireland

About Bells of ireland

Semi-hardy annual is noted for producing a mid-summer to fall bloom of showy flower spikes. Calyces are densely packed along each flower spike from top to base. Plants perform best in cool summer climates. This is an excellent plant for fresh cut or dried flower arrangements.

Taxonomy

Moluccella laevis
Moluccella
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

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

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 located in Los Angeles, 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 Bells of ireland

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Bells of ireland in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

45% Low

Growing Bells of ireland in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant Bells of ireland in Los Angeles, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 29th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Bells of ireland in Los Angeles, California

Sunlight will increase by 28.8% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

Los Angeles is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to increase by 28.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.8 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Bells of ireland in Los Angeles, California

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 30th, 2023

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of …

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

Bells of ireland does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot Bells of ireland

Nutrient needs for plant Bells of ireland in Los Angeles, California

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

January 28th, 2023

The growing potential in Los Angeles 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 r…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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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 your location in Los Angeles, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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