Plant Care Adam and eve

Adam and eve

About Adam and eve

Putty root is a native to the eastern U.S.A. and Canada in the Orchidaceae (orchid) family. It is the only member of the genus Aplectrum. It spreads underground through the growth of its corms, which are often linked by rhizomes.


Aplectrum hyemale

Also known as

Aplectrum and Putty root

How to care for Adam and eve


How often to water your Adam and eve

Water needs for Adam and eve
0.5 cups
every 9

Adam and eve 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

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Finding light for Adam and eve in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Adam and eve: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Adam and eve may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Adam and eve

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

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Care Summary for Adam and eve

Adam and eve

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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