Plant Care Mouse-ear cress

Mouse-ear cress

Also known as

Thale cress and Arabidopsis

Taxonomy

Arabidopsis thaliana
Arabidopsis
Brassicaceae
Brassicales

How to care for Mouse-ear cress

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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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Nutrients

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.

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Care Summary for Mouse-ear cress

Mouse-ear cress

Mouse-ear cress


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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