Plant Care Seaside Petunia

Seaside Petunia

4.4 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Seaside Petunia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Seaside Petunia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Million Bells, Million Bells and Petunia parviflora


Calibrachoa parviflora

How to care for Seaside Petunia

💦 Water

How often to water your Seaside Petunia

Water needs for Seaside Petunia
0.5 cups
every 9

Seaside 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 Seaside Petunia

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Million Bells in your home

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

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

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

Seaside Petunia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Seaside Petunia

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Seaside Petunia 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!

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💦 Water Needs

Seaside Petunia 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.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Seaside Petunia 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 🏡.

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Seaside Petunia is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

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💨 Humidity

Seaside Petunia doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

🪴 Soil

Seaside Petunia 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 Million Bells →

💩 Fertilizer

Seaside Petunia 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!

🌎 Native Region

Seaside Petunia is native to South America.

🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Seaside Petunia bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

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⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Seaside Petunia grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Million Bells →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Seaside Petunia can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

🌱 Propagation

Seaside Petunia can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Million Bells →

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Seaside Petunia, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!

🧐 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 Seaside Petunia

Seaside Petunia

Seaside 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.

What other plant parents say

Seaside Petunia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
Seaside Petunia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Seaside Petunia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Seaside Petunia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Seaside Petunia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Seaside Petunia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Nicole avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 99 XP
globe New York

Bright flowers

Blooms easily Blooms easily
@Vardah1 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Milton, Ontario

Needs direct sunlight

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Matthew avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 28 XP
globe Hot Springs, AR

Easy cute little plant!

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@Tatenewman14 avatar
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 1,084 XP
globe Denver, CO

Clarification: my petunia is a survivor. It should be long dead by now, the ones in my mother’s yard are. If life finds a way, why snuff it out?

Personally, the constant dropping of leaves and shedding of dead flowers is more work than there is beauty. This spring I hope to add a few more colors to the pot, to liven it up and see if we can go another year. 🪴

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor

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