Plant Care Showy pink evening primrose

Showy pink evening primrose

Also known as

Pinkladies, Pink evening primrose, Showy evening primrose, Mexican primrose and Amapola

Taxonomy

Oenothera speciosa
Oenothera
Onagraceae
Myrtales

How to care for Showy pink evening primrose

Water

How often to water your Showy pink evening primrose

Water needs for Showy pink evening primrose
0.5 cups
every 9

Showy pink evening primrose 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 Collins, Colorado.

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 Showy pink evening primrose

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 Showy pink evening primrose in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

47% Low

Growing Showy pink evening primrose in Fort Collins right now

Light needs for plant Showy pink evening primrose in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 30th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Collins is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Showy pink evening primrose in Fort Collins, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.8% ☀️

November 29th, 2021

Fort Collins is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to decrease by 29.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.4 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Showy pink evening primrose in Fort Collins, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 29th, 2021

This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of…

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Finding light for Showy pink evening primrose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Showy pink evening primrose: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Showy pink evening primrose 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 Collins, Colorado ⛅.

Showy pink evening primrose does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Showy pink evening primrose

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Showy pink 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 Showy pink evening primrose after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Showy pink evening primrose

Nutrient needs for plant Showy pink evening primrose in Fort Collins, Colorado

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

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Fort Collins is very 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 bes…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Showy pink evening primrose can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Showy pink evening primrose

Showy pink evening primrose

Showy pink evening primrose


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 Collins, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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