Growers Guide Quick Reference

Grow plants successfully. This reference sheet lists the best lighting and watering conditions, and optimal usage of fertilizer for common houseplants. Also see the Growers Guide included with your Intelligent Plant LightTM for further details.

Common Foliage Houseplants

NameLightWaterFertilizer
Adiantum (Maidenhair fern)LowKeep moist, needs humidityEvery 2 weeks
Begonia Rex (King Begonia)LowKeep moist, drier in winterEvery 2 weeks, spring & summer
Cryptanthus (Earth-star)BrightSoak then let dry, needs humidityEvery 3-4 weeks in summer
Davallia canariensis (Rabbit’s foot fern)LowKeep moist, needs humidityEvery 2 weeks
Epipremnum aureum (Devil’s ivy)BrightSoak then let dry, needs humidityEvery 2-3 weeks, spring & summer
Fittonia (Snakeskin plant)MediumKeep moist, needs humidityOnce a month in summer
Gynura x. sarmentosa (Purple passion)Bright1-2 times per weekOnce a month
Hypoestes (Polka-dot plant)
Bright2-3 times per weekHalf strength every 2 weeks
Maranta leuconeura (Prayer plant)BrightKeep moist, needs humidityEvery 2 weeks spring & summer
Pellaea rotundifolia (Button fern)
MediumSoak then let dry, needs humidityOnce a week in summer
Peperomia caperata (Emerald ripple plant)MediumKeep moist, needs humidityOnce a month in summer
Peperomia obtusifolia (Baby rubber plant)
BrightSoak then let dry, needs humidityOnce a month in spring & summer
Pilea Cadierei (Aluminum plant)MediumSoak then let dry, needs humidityOnce a week in spring & summer
Saxifraga stolonifera (Strawberry geranium)Bright2-3 times per weekEvery 2 weeks in summer
Selaginella Martenssi (Resurrection plant)
LowKeep moistEvery 3 weeks, spring & summer
Senecio Rowleyanus (String of pearls)
BrightSoak then let dry between wateringOnce a month spring & summer
Soleirolia Soleirolii (Baby tears)
MediumKeep moist, needs humidityOnce a month spring & summer
Tolmiea Menziessi (Piggyback plant)
Medium2-3 times a weekEvery 2 weeks spring & summer

Common Flowering House Plants

NameLightWaterFertilizer
Achimenes (Hot water plant)
MediumKeep moist, let rest after bloomingTwice a month
Astrophytum (Star Cactus)
MediumSparingly March to Oct., less in winter
Once a month May to August
Astrophytum asterias ( Sea Urchin Cactus)
MediumSparingly March to Oct., less in winter
Once a month May to August
Astrophytum (Bishop’s Cap Cactus)
MediumSparingly March to Oct., less in winter
Once a month May to August
Begonia elatior (Tuberous begonia)
MediumKeep moist, but not soggy
Every 2 weeks
Calceolaria (Pocketbook plant)
BrightKeep moist, but not wetOnce a week
Capsicum annuum (Ornamental pepper)
BrightKeep moist, but not wetOnce a week
Echinopsis ( Hedgehog Cactus)
MediumSparingly March to Oct., less in winter
Once a month May to August
Euphorbia Milii (Crown of thorns)
BrightModerately and very little in winter
Every 2 weeks
Exacum affine (Mexican violet)
BrightKeep moist, needs humidity
Every 2 weeks
Impatiens hawkeri (New Guinea Impatiens)
Bright
Keep moist, needs humidity
Once a week in summer
Kalanchoe (Flaming Katie)
MediumModerately and very little in winter
Once a month spring & summer
Mimosa pudica (Sensitive plant)
BrightSoak then let dry, needs humidity
Twice a month
Nertera granadensis (Bead plant)
Bright
Soak then let dry , needs humidity
Once a month
Rhipsalidopsis (Easter cactus)
Medium
Keep moist, but not wet
Twice a month
Rosa chinensis (China rose)
MediumKeep moist, needs humidity
Every 2 weeks
Sinningia hybridus (Gloxinia)
BrightKeep moist while blooming, needs humidity, dry out after booming
Every 2 weeks
Streptocarpus (Cape primrose)
Bright2-3 times a week
Every 2 weeks