Plant Care Moonflower

Moonflower

Also known as

Datura innoxia, Datura innoxia, Datura innoxia, Prickly datura, pricklyburr, recurved thorn-apple, downy thorn-apple, Indian-apple, lovache, moonflower, nacazcul, toloatzin, toloaxihuitl, tolguache, toloache and sacred datura

Taxonomy

Datura inoxia
Datura
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Moonflower

Water

How often to water your Moonflower

Water needs for Moonflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Moonflower needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Worth, Texas.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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 Moonflower in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

40% Low

Growing Moonflower in Fort Worth right now

Light needs for plant Moonflower in Fort Worth, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 30th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Worth 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 Moonflower in Fort Worth, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 24.5% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Fort Worth is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Worth is expected to increase by 24.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Moonflower in Fort Worth, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Fort Worth is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Datura innoxia in your home

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

Moonflower 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 Fort Worth, Texas ⛅.

Moonflower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Moonflower

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

When to repot Moonflower

Nutrient needs for plant Moonflower in Fort Worth, Texas

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

January 29th, 2023

The growing potential in Fort Worth 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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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Moonflower 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 Moonflower

Moonflower


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Fort Worth, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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