Plant Care Cuckooflower

Cuckooflower

Also known as

Lady's smock, Mayflower and Milkmaids

Taxonomy

Cardamine pratensis
Cardamine
Brassicaceae
Brassicales

How to care for Cuckooflower

Water

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 Portland, Oregon.

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Cuckooflower in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

38% Low

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 Portland, Oregon ⛅.

Cuckooflower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Cuckooflower

Cuckooflower


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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