Plant Care Three O'Clock

Three O'Clock

Also known as

Illuminating Wave, Illuminating Wave, Three O'clock and three o'clock, illuminating wave


Bergeranthus multiceps

How to care for Three O'Clock


How often to water your Three O'Clock

Water needs for Three O'Clock
0.5 cups
every 12

Three O'Clock needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Three O'Clock

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Illuminating Wave in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Three O'Clock: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Three O'Clock may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Three O'Clock

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Three O'Clock: 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 Three O'Clock after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Three O'Clock

Three O'Clock

Three O'Clock

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft 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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