Plant Care Drummond's Phlox

Drummond's Phlox

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Drummond's Phlox has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Phlox drummondii
Phlox
Polemoniaceae
Ericales

How to care for Drummond's Phlox

💦 Water

How often to water your Drummond's Phlox

Water needs for Drummond's Phlox
0.5 cups
every 9

Drummond's 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 Drummond's Phlox

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Drummond's Phlox in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Drummond's Phlox: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Drummond's Phlox love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Drummond's Phlox does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Drummond's Phlox in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Drummond's Phlox

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Drummond's 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 Drummond's Phlox after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Drummond's Phlox is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Drummond's Phlox →

Common Drummond's Phlox Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Drummond's Phlox prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Drummond's Phlox Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Drummond's Phlox requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Drummond's Phlox Light Requirements →

Drummond's Phlox Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Drummond's Phlox does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Drummond's Phlox →


💩 Fertilizer

Drummond's Phlox should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Drummond's Phlox →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Drummond's Phlox grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Drummond's Phlox →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Drummond's Phlox can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Drummond's Phlox Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Drummond's Phlox can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Drummond's Phlox

Drummond's Phlox

Drummond's Phlox


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Drummond's Phlox has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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09/05/2021

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

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