Plant Care Bladder Cherry

Bladder Cherry

About Bladder Cherry

Bladder Cherry is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Bladder Cherry likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Bladder Cherry belongs to the Physalis genus, and is native to Europe and Northern Asia.


Physalis lagascae

Also known as

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

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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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 Bladder Cherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bladder Cherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bladder Cherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bladder Cherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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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.

Difficulty Level

Bladder Cherry is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bladder Cherry

Bladder Cherry

Bladder Cherry

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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