Plant Care Lesser burrdock

Lesser burrdock

Also known as

Lesser burdock, Little burdock, Louse-bur, Common burdock, Button-bur, Cuckoo-button and Wild rhubarb


Arctium minus

How to care for Lesser burrdock


How often to water your Lesser burrdock

Water needs for Lesser burrdock
0.5 cups
every 9

Lesser burrdock 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 Lesser burrdock

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Lesser burrdock in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lesser burrdock: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lesser burrdock 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 Lesser burrdock

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

Care Summary for Lesser burrdock

Lesser burrdock

Lesser burrdock

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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