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 Washington, District of Columbia.

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?

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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 dwarf mouse-ear in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

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Growing dwarf mouse-ear in Washington right now

Light needs for plant dwarf mouse-ear in Washington, District of Columbia

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 3rd, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Washington is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant dwarf mouse-ear in Washington, District of Columbia

Sunlight will decrease by 30.8% ☀️

October 4th, 2022

Washington is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to decrease by 30.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.6 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant dwarf mouse-ear in Washington, District of Columbia

Daylight will decrease by 1.8 hours 📉

October 3rd, 2022

This month, Washington is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Washington, District of Columbia ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your dwarf mouse-ear thrive 🌿!

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.

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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 Washington, District of Columbia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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