Plant Care Flax

Flax

Also known as

New zealand flax and New zealand hemp

Taxonomy

Phormium tenax
Phormium
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Flax

Water

How often to water your Flax

Water needs for Flax
0.5 cups
every 9

Flax 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 Flax

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 Flax in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flax: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Flax may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Flax

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

Care Summary for Flax

Flax

Flax


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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