Plant Care Canadian Snakeroot

Canadian Snakeroot

Also known as

Canada wild ginger and Broad-leaved asarabacca

Taxonomy

Asarum canadense
Asarum
Aristolochiaceae
Piperales

How to care for Canadian Snakeroot

Water

How often to water your Canadian Snakeroot

Water needs for Canadian Snakeroot
0.5 cups
every 9

Canadian Snakeroot 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

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Finding light for Canadian Snakeroot in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Canadian Snakeroot: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Canadian Snakeroot love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Canadian Snakeroot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Canadian Snakeroot

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Canadian Snakeroot is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Canadian Snakeroot

Canadian Snakeroot


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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