Plant Care Bird's-Foot Trefoil

Bird's-Foot Trefoil

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Bird's-Foot Trefoil has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Bird's-Foot Trefoil has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil, Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil, Bird's-foot trefoil, Common bird's-foot trefoil, Eggs and bacon and Birdsfoot deervetch


Lotus corniculatus

How to care for Bird's-Foot Trefoil


How often to water your Bird's-Foot Trefoil

Water needs for Bird's-Foot Trefoil
0.5 cups
every 9

Bird's-Foot Trefoil 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 Bird's-Foot Trefoil

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird's-Foot Trefoil: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bird's-Foot Trefoil love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bird's-Foot Trefoil does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bird's-Foot Trefoil in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bird's-Foot Trefoil

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bird's-Foot Trefoil: 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 Bird's-Foot Trefoil after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Bird's-Foot Trefoil is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bird's-Foot Trefoil

Bird's-Foot Trefoil

Bird's-Foot Trefoil

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Bird's-Foot Trefoil has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Bird's-Foot Trefoil has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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Okay, many will just refer to this little invasive guy as a weed, but I have always loved them going roadside.

Survivor Survivor
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