Plant Care Wax Mallow

Wax Mallow

Also known as

Wax Mallow, Turkcap, Wax mallow, Ladies teardrop and Scotchman's purse


Malvaviscus arboreus

How to care for Wax Mallow


How often to water your Wax Mallow

Water needs for Wax Mallow
0.5 cups
every 9

Wax Mallow 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 Wax Mallow

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 Wax Mallow in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Wax Mallow: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Wax Mallow love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Wax Mallow does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Wax Mallow

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Wax Mallow

Wax Mallow

Wax Mallow

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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