Plant Care Field mouse-ear

Field mouse-ear

Also known as

Field chickweed

Taxonomy

Cerastium arvense
Cerastium
Caryophyllaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Field mouse-ear

Water

How often to water your Field mouse-ear

Water needs for Field mouse-ear
0.5 cups
every 9

Field mouse-ear 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 Field mouse-ear in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Field mouse-ear: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Field mouse-ear love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Field mouse-ear does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Field mouse-ear in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Field mouse-ear

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Field mouse-ear

Field mouse-ear


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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