Plant Care Scarlet Honeysuckle

Scarlet Honeysuckle

Also known as

Coral Honeysuckle, Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet honeysuckle and Scarlet honeysuckle

Taxonomy

Lonicera sempervirens
Lonicera
Caprifoliaceae
Dipsacales

How to care for Scarlet Honeysuckle

💦 Water

How often to water your Scarlet Honeysuckle

Water needs for Scarlet Honeysuckle
0.5 cups
every 9

Scarlet Honeysuckle 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 Scarlet Honeysuckle

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Coral Honeysuckle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Scarlet Honeysuckle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Scarlet Honeysuckle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Scarlet Honeysuckle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Scarlet Honeysuckle

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Coral Honeysuckle →

Common Coral Honeysuckle Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Scarlet Honeysuckle 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.

Coral Honeysuckle Water Frequency →

Coral Honeysuckle Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Scarlet Honeysuckle 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 🏡.

Coral Honeysuckle Light Requirements →

Coral Honeysuckle 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.


🪴 Soil

Scarlet Honeysuckle 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Coral Honeysuckle →


💩 Fertilizer

Scarlet Honeysuckle should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Coral Honeysuckle →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Scarlet Honeysuckle is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Coral Honeysuckle →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Scarlet Honeysuckle can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Coral Honeysuckle Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation


🧐 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 Scarlet Honeysuckle

Scarlet Honeysuckle

Scarlet Honeysuckle


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.

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