Plant Care common three-seeded mercury

common three-seeded mercury

About common three-seeded mercury

common three-seeded mercury is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

common three-seeded mercury likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

common three-seeded mercury belongs to the Acalypha genus, and is native to Eastern Canada and the Central and Eastern United States.

Taxonomy

Acalypha rhomboidea
Acalypha
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

Also known as

common three-seeded mercury, rhombic three-seeded-mercury, rhomboid mercury, copperleaf, rhombic copper-leaf, three-seeded-mercury, ricinelle rhomboide and diamond threeseed mercury

How to care for common three-seeded mercury

💦 Water

How often to water your common three-seeded mercury

Water needs for common three-seeded mercury
0.5 cups
every 9

common three-seeded mercury 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 common three-seeded mercury

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for common three-seeded mercury in your home

Light needs and placement for plant common three-seeded mercury: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

common three-seeded mercury love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

common three-seeded mercury does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of common three-seeded mercury in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize common three-seeded mercury

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for common three-seeded mercury: 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 common three-seeded mercury after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

common three-seeded mercury can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing common three-seeded mercury →

Common common three-seeded mercury Problems →


💦 Water Needs

common three-seeded mercury prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

common three-seeded mercury Water Frequency →

common three-seeded mercury Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

common three-seeded mercury requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

common three-seeded mercury Light Requirements →

common three-seeded mercury Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

common three-seeded mercury does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for common three-seeded mercury →

When and How to Successfully Repot common three-seeded mercury →


💩 Fertilizer

common three-seeded mercury should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

common three-seeded mercury grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune common three-seeded mercury →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of common three-seeded mercury can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for common three-seeded mercury

common three-seeded mercury

common three-seeded mercury


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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