Plant Care Common Stonewort

Common Stonewort

Also known as

Chara batrachosperma, Chara crassicaulis, Chara crassicaulis crassibracteata, Chara elongata, Chara foetida, Chara foetida brevipapillata, Chara foetida capitata, Chara foetida compacta, Chara foetida condensata, Chara foetida crassibracteata, Chara foetida crassicaulis, Chara foetida crassior, Chara foetida diversifolia, Chara foetida flagellifolia, Chara foetida flexilis, Chara foetida fontanesiana, Chara foetida gallocantae, Chara foetida heteroverticillata, Chara foetida incurvata, Chara foetida longiarticulata, Chara foetida longibracteata, Chara foetida longipapillata, Chara foetida mikrostephana, Chara foetida pachyphloea, Chara foetida patens, Chara foetida pseudopygmaea, Chara foetida recurvata, Chara foetida rivalis, Chara foetida rosariifolia, Chara foetida seminuda, Chara foetida steudneri, Chara foetida subinermis, Chara foetida submacrophylla, Chara foetida submucronata, Chara foetida subsegregata, Chara foetida thermalis, Chara foetida virescens, Chara gymnophylla, Chara gymnophylla algerienesis, Chara gymnophylla alopecuroides, Chara gymnophylla breviradiata, Chara gymnophylla caespitosa, Chara gymnophylla crassior, Chara gymnophylla elegans, Chara gymnophylla filiformis, Chara gymnophylla heteromorpha, Chara gymnophylla longibracteata, Chara gymnophylla mucronata, Chara gymnophylla nudifolia, Chara gymnophylla paludosa, Chara gymnophylla pulchella, Chara gymnophylla sphagnoides, Chara gymnophylla subinermis, Chara gymnophylla submunda, Chara gymnophylla subnudifolia, Chara longibracteata, Chara longibracteata crassicaulis, Chara magellanica, Chara montana, Chara oedophylla, Chara papillata, Chara patens, Chara pleiospora, Chara polysperma, Chara pseudogymnophylla, Chara pseudogymnophylla aspera, Chara pseudogymnophylla curdistanica, Chara refracta, Chara sphagnoides, Chara squamosa, Chara squamosa gymnophylla, Chara tholeyroniana, Chara vulgaris aequibracteata, Chara vulgaris atrovirens, Chara vulgaris condensata, Chara vulgaris crassicaulis, Chara vulgaris eu-vulgaris, Chara vulgaris gymnophylla, Chara vulgaris longibracteata, Chara vulgaris montana, Chara vulgaris papillata, Chara vulgaris paragymnophylla, Chara vulgaris refracta, Chara vulgaris squamosa, Chara vulgaris subinermis and Nitella batrachosperma


Chara vulgaris

How to care for Common Stonewort


How often to water your Common Stonewort

Water needs for Common Stonewort
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Stonewort needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Stonewort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Stonewort: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common Stonewort may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Common Stonewort

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Stonewort: 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 Common Stonewort after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Common Stonewort

Common Stonewort

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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