Plant Care Dunce-Nettle

Dunce-Nettle

Also known as

horsetops and swamp thistle

Taxonomy

Cirsium muticum
Cirsium
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Dunce-Nettle

Water

How often to water your Dunce-Nettle

Water needs for Dunce-Nettle
0.5 cups
every 9

Dunce-Nettle 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.

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 Dunce-Nettle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dunce-Nettle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dunce-Nettle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dunce-Nettle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Dunce-Nettle

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

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Care Summary for Dunce-Nettle

Dunce-Nettle


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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