Plant Care Flame Flower

Flame Flower

About Flame Flower

Flame Flower is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Flame Flower likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Taxonomy

Tropaeolum speciosum
Tropaeolum
Tropaeolaceae
Brassicales

Also known as

flame flower, flame nasturtium, coralito, quintralito and voqui

How to care for Flame Flower

Water

How often to water your Flame Flower

Water needs for Flame Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Flame 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Flame Flower in your home

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

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

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

Flame Flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Flame Flower

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
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Fertilizer

Care Summary for Flame Flower

Flame Flower


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.

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