Plant Care Birdcage Evening Primrose

Birdcage Evening Primrose

Also known as

birdcage evening primrose, basket evening primrose, lion in a cage and devil's lantern


Oenothera deltoides

How to care for Birdcage Evening Primrose


How often to water your Birdcage Evening Primrose

Water needs for Birdcage Evening Primrose
0.5 cups
every 9

Birdcage Evening Primrose 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Birdcage Evening Primrose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Birdcage Evening Primrose: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Birdcage Evening Primrose love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Birdcage Evening Primrose does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Birdcage Evening Primrose

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

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Care Summary for Birdcage Evening Primrose

Birdcage Evening Primrose

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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