Plant Care Mouse-ear cress

Mouse-ear cress

Also known as

Thale cress and Arabidopsis


Arabidopsis thaliana

How to care for Mouse-ear cress


How often to water your Mouse-ear cress

Water needs for Mouse-ear cress
0.5 cups
every 9

Mouse-ear cress 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 Mouse-ear cress

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mouse-ear cress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mouse-ear cress: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mouse-ear cress 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 Mouse-ear cress

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mouse-ear cress: 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 Mouse-ear cress after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Mouse-ear cress

Mouse-ear cress

Mouse-ear cress

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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