Plant Care Egyptian Starcluster

Egyptian Starcluster

About Egyptian Starcluster

Pentas can be grown as an herbaceous perennial in Zones 10 and 11 and as an annual in less temperate zones. It can be planted as a hedge or border plant. Hummingbirds are attracted to the red variety. Spider mites and aphids are insects that may affect Pentas and caterpillars may chew on the foliage.


Pentas lanceolata

How to care for Egyptian Starcluster


How often to water your Egyptian Starcluster

Water needs for Egyptian Starcluster
0.5 cups
every 9

Egyptian Starcluster 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 Egyptian Starcluster

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Egyptian Starcluster in your home

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

Egyptian Starcluster love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Egyptian Starcluster does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Egyptian Starcluster

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

Difficulty Level

Egyptian Starcluster is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Egyptian Starcluster

Egyptian Starcluster

Egyptian Starcluster

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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