Plant Care Bladder Cherry

Bladder Cherry

Also known as

Bladder Cherry, Chinese Lantern, Winter Cherry, Japanese-lantern and strawberry groundcherry


Physalis alkekengi

How to care for Bladder Cherry


How often to water your Bladder Cherry

Water needs for Bladder Cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Bladder Cherry 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 Bladder Cherry

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bladder Cherry in your home

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

Bladder Cherry 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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How to fertilize Bladder Cherry

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

Care Summary for Bladder Cherry

Bladder Cherry

Bladder Cherry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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