Plant Care Showy Phlox

Showy Phlox

Also known as

Bush Phlox, Bush Phlox and Showy phlox


Phlox speciosa

How to care for Showy Phlox


How often to water your Showy Phlox

Water needs for Showy Phlox
0.5 cups
every 9

Showy Phlox 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bush Phlox in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Showy Phlox: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Showy Phlox love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Showy Phlox does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Showy Phlox

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Showy Phlox

Showy Phlox

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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