How to Plant Calceolaria


Calceolaria is a bushy plant that produces spherical, oval yellow flowers. It is also called the pocketbook plant. It flowers in the cool temperatures of spring, and is an annual plant that needs to be replaced every year. Planting calceolaria in a pot in the garden is a straightforward task.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Things You’ll Need:

  • Pine bark
  • Plant pot
  • Calceolaria nursery plant
  1. Select a location that is sunny but does not have direct light. Calceolarias can burn if they are given too much strong sunlight.

  2. Wait until the nighttime temperature outdoors is between 50 and 62 degrees Fahrenheit and the daytime temperatures are around the low 60s.

  3. Partially fill a pot with a well-drained medium like plant bark. Calceolaria needs a great deal of drainage.

  4. Gently tug the calceolaria from its nursery container.

  5. Bury the calceolaria’s root ball in the pot, sinking the plant into the soil at roughly the same level as it was in the nursery garden.

  6. Water thoroughly.

Tips & Warnings

  • Slide a knife between the soil and the plastic side of the nursery container to loosen the calceolaria from its container.

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