Plant Care Greater celandine

Greater celandine

About Greater celandine

Chelidonium majus is a pretty yellow flower that likes moist soil. It grows best in shady sites, but can grow in full sun in cooler climates. It can be found in the landscape in flower gardens as a cultivated herbaceous perennial or naturally as a weed.

Taxonomy

Chelidonium majus
Chelidonium
Papaveraceae
Ranunculales

Also known as

Celandine, Nipplewort, Swallowwort, Tetterwort and Chelidonium

How to care for Greater celandine

Water

How often to water your Greater celandine

Water needs for Greater celandine
0.5 cups
every 9

Greater celandine 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.

Calculate water needs of Greater celandine

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 Greater celandine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Greater celandine: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Greater celandine 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Greater celandine

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Greater celandine is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Greater celandine

Greater celandine

Greater celandine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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