Plant Care Cuckooflower


Also known as

Lady's smock, Mayflower and Milkmaids


Cardamine pratensis

How to care for Cuckooflower


How often to water your Cuckooflower

Water needs for Cuckooflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Cuckooflower needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

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Plant care guide for Cuckooflower in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Finding light for Cuckooflower in your home

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

Cuckooflower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in New Orleans, Louisiana ⛅.

Cuckooflower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Cuckooflower

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Cuckooflower


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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