Plant Care Wild Petunia

Wild Petunia

About Wild Petunia

Wild Petunia is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy 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.

Wild Petunia likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Wild Petunia belongs to the ruellia genus, and is native to New Jersey to Texas and Florida.


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How to care for Wild Petunia


How often to water your Wild Petunia

Water needs for Wild Petunia
0.5 cups
every 9

Wild Petunia 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 Wild Petunia

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 Wild Petunia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Wild Petunia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Wild Petunia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Wild Petunia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Wild Petunia

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

Difficulty Level

Wild Petunia is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Wild Petunia

Wild Petunia

Wild Petunia

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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