Parrot plant care: be careful!

Parrot plant care: be careful!

At what intervals is the parrot plant fertilized?

Fertilize this plant every 2 to 3 weeks. Fertilization is particularly recommended during its flowering period, which can last up to 4 months. That would be in the period between June and September. With a bucket culture, the plant should be fertilized every two weeks.

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Which fertilizers are suitable?

In the case of outdoor cultivation, it is sufficient to provide the crop with compost in May. You can carefully rake this under. Container plants should be given a conventional flower fertilizer (€ 13.27 on Amazon *) or other liquid fertilizer (e.g. for container plants).

Is pouring necessary all the time?

The parrot plant tolerates drought at times. Her ability to deal with drought should not be challenged, however. A substrate that is too dry will, among other things, limit their flowering (fewer flowers, shorter flowering period).

You should therefore water this plant regularly, especially in summer. It is best to use rainwater or stale tap water for this. Waterlogging should be avoided from the ground up by creating good drainage when planting. The general rule is: Better dry than too damp.

How do you properly overwinter the parrot plant?

You should know that:

  • Foliage falls off in autumn
  • the stems also withdraw
  • sufficiently hardy in this country
  • drives new in spring
  • Better to protect in rough terrain
  • suitable as protection: brushwood, leaves, compost
  • Generally put potted plants indoors from autumn (cool location)

Do you have to cut this plant?

In general, the parrot plant does not need pruning. It should only be cut when necessary, for example if it takes up too much space or if some leaves or shoots are disturbing. The best time for this has come in spring. You can then use the clippings for propagation. The plant can be propagated by cuttings.


Since the parrot plant is poisonous in all parts, you should wear gloves as a precaution when handling it. In sensitive people, for example, the milky sap can cause skin irritation.