Plant Care Phlox Speciosa

Phlox Speciosa

Also known as

Bush Phlox, Bush Phlox and Showy phlox


Phlox speciosa

How to care for Phlox Speciosa


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Phlox Speciosa

Phlox Speciosa

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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