Plant Care phlox


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Phlox drummondii

How to care for phlox


How often to water your phlox

Water needs for phlox
0.5 cups
every 9

phlox 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 phlox

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 phlox in your home

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

phlox love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

phlox does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize phlox

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

Care Summary for phlox



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.

What other plant parents say

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It starts to sprout in about 14-17 days it’s super fast

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