Plant Care Hairy bittercress

Hairy bittercress

About Hairy bittercress

Hairy bittercress is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Hairy bittercress likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Hairy bittercress belongs to the cardamine genus, and is native to Eurasia.

Taxonomy

Cardamine hirsuta
Cardamine
Brassicaceae
Brassicales

How to care for Hairy bittercress

Water

How often to water your Hairy bittercress

Water needs for Hairy bittercress
0.5 cups
every 9

Hairy bittercress 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 Hairy bittercress

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Hairy bittercress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hairy bittercress: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Hairy bittercress love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Hairy bittercress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hairy bittercress

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Hairy bittercress 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
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growing Outdoors
Propagation

Care Summary for Hairy bittercress

Hairy bittercress

Hairy bittercress


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.

Trending in your area

Similar to Hairy bittercress

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in