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 Los Angeles, California.

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 Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

59% Medium

Growing dwarf mouse-ear in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant dwarf mouse-ear in Los Angeles, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant dwarf mouse-ear in Los Angeles, California

Sunlight will decrease by 24.5% ☀️

November 28th, 2022

Los Angeles is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to decrease by 24.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.8 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant dwarf mouse-ear in Los Angeles, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

November 27th, 2022

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of …

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

dwarf mouse-ear does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Los Angeles, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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 Los Angeles, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 26th, 2022

The growing potential in Los Angeles is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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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 Los Angeles, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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