Plant Care fire pink

fire pink

Taxonomy

Silene virginica
Silene
Caryophyllaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for fire pink

Water

How often to water your fire pink

Water needs for fire pink
0.5 cups
every 9

fire pink 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 fire pink

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for fire pink in your home

Light needs and placement for plant fire pink: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

fire pink love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

fire pink does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize fire pink

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

fire pink 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!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Propagation

Care Summary for fire pink

fire pink

fire pink


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.

Trending in your area

Similar to fire pink

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in