Plant Care Pink Trumpet Tree

Pink Trumpet Tree

Also known as

pink ipê, pink ipê, pink ipê, pink lapacho and pink trumpet tree


Handroanthus impetiginosus

How to care for Pink Trumpet Tree


How often to water your Pink Trumpet Tree

Water needs for Pink Trumpet Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Pink Trumpet Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Pink Trumpet Tree in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Growing Pink Trumpet Tree in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Pink Trumpet Tree in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Pink Trumpet Tree in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 33.3% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 33.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Pink Trumpet Tree in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 7.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for pink ipê in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pink Trumpet Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pink Trumpet Tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.


How to fertilize Pink Trumpet Tree

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

When to repot Pink Trumpet Tree

Nutrient needs for plant Pink Trumpet Tree in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 25th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Care Summary for Pink Trumpet Tree

Pink Trumpet Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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