Plant Care five-leaflet bitter-cress

five-leaflet bitter-cress

About five-leaflet bitter-cress

five-leaflet bitter-cress is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

five-leaflet bitter-cress likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Cardamine pentaphyllos
Cardamine
Brassicaceae
Brassicales

Also known as

five-leaflet bitter-cress and showy toothwort

How to care for five-leaflet bitter-cress

Water

How often to water your five-leaflet bitter-cress

Water needs for five-leaflet bitter-cress
0.5 cups
every 9

five-leaflet 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for five-leaflet bitter-cress in your home

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

five-leaflet 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.

five-leaflet bitter-cress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize five-leaflet bitter-cress

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

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Care Summary for five-leaflet bitter-cress

five-leaflet bitter-cress


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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