Plant Care New Zealand bitter-cress

New Zealand bitter-cress


Cardamine corymbosa

How to care for New Zealand bitter-cress


How often to water your New Zealand bitter-cress

Water needs for New Zealand bitter-cress
0.5 cups
every 9

New Zealand bitter-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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 New Zealand bitter-cress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant New Zealand bitter-cress: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

New Zealand bitter-cress love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

New Zealand bitter-cress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of New Zealand bitter-cress in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize New Zealand bitter-cress

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for New Zealand bitter-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 New Zealand bitter-cress after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

New Zealand bitter-cress can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for New Zealand bitter-cress

New Zealand bitter-cress

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.

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