Plant Care Common Corncockle

Common Corncockle

About Common Corncockle

Corn Cockle is an annual herb and weed native to Europe that has naturalized in most of the USA. The stems are hairy with opposite narrow leaves and the flowers are solitary with 5 pink to purple petals that bloom all summer. The plant is becoming rarer due to modern farming practices.

Taxonomy

Agrostemma githago
Agrostemma
Caryophyllaceae
Caryophyllales

Also known as

Corncockle and cockle

How to care for Common Corncockle

💦 Water

How often to water your Common Corncockle

Water needs for Common Corncockle
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Corncockle 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Common Corncockle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Corncockle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Corncockle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Corncockle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Corncockle in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Corncockle

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Common Corncockle 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Common Corncockle 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Common Corncockle is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


🪴 Soil

Common Corncockle 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!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Common Corncockle grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Common Corncockle 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 Corncockle

Common Corncockle


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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