Plant Care Phlox Speciosa

Phlox Speciosa

Also known as

Bush Phlox, Bush Phlox and Showy phlox

Taxonomy

Phlox speciosa
Phlox
Polemoniaceae
Ericales

How to care for Phlox Speciosa

Water

How often to water your Phlox Speciosa

Water needs for Phlox Speciosa
0.5 cups
every 9

Phlox Speciosa 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Bush Phlox in your home

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

Phlox Speciosa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Phlox Speciosa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Phlox Speciosa

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

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Care Summary for Phlox Speciosa

Phlox Speciosa


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.

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