Plant Care Mexican Bluebell

Mexican Bluebell

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Also known as

Mexican petunia and Britton's wild petunia

Taxonomy

Ruellia simplex
Ruellia
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Mexican Bluebell

💦 Water

How often to water your Mexican Bluebell

Water needs for Mexican Bluebell
0.5 cups
every 9

Mexican Bluebell 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 Mexican Bluebell

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Mexican Bluebell in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mexican Bluebell: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mexican Bluebell love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mexican Bluebell does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mexican Bluebell in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Mexican Bluebell

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Mexican Bluebell 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!

Benefits of Growing Mexican Bluebell →

Common Mexican Bluebell Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Mexican Bluebell prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Mexican Bluebell Water Frequency →

Mexican Bluebell Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Mexican Bluebell requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Mexican Bluebell Light Requirements →

Mexican Bluebell Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Mexican Bluebell Toxicity to Humans →


🪴 Soil

Mexican Bluebell does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Mexican Bluebell →

When and How to Successfully Repot Mexican Bluebell →


💩 Fertilizer

Mexican Bluebell is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Mexican Bluebell grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Mexican Bluebell →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Mexican Bluebell can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Mexican Bluebell Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Mexican Bluebell can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Mexican Bluebell

Mexican Bluebell

Mexican Bluebell


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

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