Plant Care dwarf mouse-ear

dwarf mouse-ear

Also known as

dwarf mouse-ear and European chickweed

Taxonomy

Cerastium pumilum
Cerastium
Caryophyllaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for dwarf mouse-ear

Water

How often to water your dwarf mouse-ear

Water needs for dwarf mouse-ear
0.5 cups
every 9

dwarf mouse-ear needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Denver, Colorado.

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 dwarf mouse-ear

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.

Plant care guide for dwarf mouse-ear in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

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Growing dwarf mouse-ear in Denver right now

Light needs for plant dwarf mouse-ear in Denver, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 3rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant dwarf mouse-ear in Denver, Colorado

Sunlight will decrease by 26.6% ☀️

December 3rd, 2022

Denver is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to decrease by 26.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant dwarf mouse-ear in Denver, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 3rd, 2022

This month, Denver is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of dayligh…

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Finding light for dwarf mouse-ear in your home

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

dwarf mouse-ear 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 Denver, Colorado ⛅.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize dwarf mouse-ear

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

When to repot dwarf mouse-ear

Nutrient needs for plant dwarf mouse-ear in Denver, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 1st, 2022

The growing potential in Denver is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for dwarf mouse-ear

dwarf mouse-ear

dwarf mouse-ear


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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