Plant Care Fire Pink

Fire Pink


Silene virginica

How to care for Fire Pink


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 located in Jacksonville, Florida.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

Plant care guide for Fire Pink in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

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Growing Fire Pink in Jacksonville right now

Light needs for plant Fire Pink in Jacksonville, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 29th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Jacksonville is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Fire Pink in Jacksonville, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 22.7% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

Jacksonville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Jacksonville is expected to increase by 22.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.1 megajoules of energ…

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Light needs for plant Fire Pink in Jacksonville, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Jacksonville is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Jacksonville, Florida ⛅.

Fire Pink does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

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
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Fire Pink

Fire Pink

Fire Pink

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Jacksonville, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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