Plant Care Tiger Flower

Tiger Flower

Also known as

Jockey's Cap Lily, Mexican Shell Flowers and Peacock Flower


Tigridia pavonia

How to care for Tiger Flower


How often to water your Tiger Flower

Water needs for Tiger Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Tiger Flower 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 Tiger Flower

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Tiger Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tiger Flower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tiger Flower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Tiger Flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Tiger Flower

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

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Care Summary for Tiger Flower

Tiger Flower

Tiger Flower

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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