Plant Care Reindeer Cup Lichen

Reindeer Cup Lichen


Cladonia rangiferina

How to care for Reindeer Cup Lichen


How often to water your Reindeer Cup Lichen

Water needs for Reindeer Cup Lichen
0.5 cups
every 9

Reindeer Cup Lichen needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Portland, Oregon.

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 Reindeer Cup Lichen

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Reindeer Cup Lichen in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

25% Very Low

Growing Reindeer Cup Lichen in Portland right now

Light needs for plant Reindeer Cup Lichen in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 18th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Reindeer Cup Lichen in Portland, Oregon

Sunlight will increase by 31.5% ☀️

January 18th, 2022

Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 31.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Reindeer Cup Lichen in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 18th, 2022

This month, Portland is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.5 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Reindeer Cup Lichen in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Reindeer Cup Lichen: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Reindeer Cup Lichen may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.


How to fertilize Reindeer Cup Lichen

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

When to repot Reindeer Cup Lichen

Nutrient needs for plant Reindeer Cup Lichen in Portland, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 15th, 2022

The growing potential in Portland is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Care Summary for Reindeer Cup Lichen

Reindeer Cup Lichen

Reindeer Cup Lichen

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Portland, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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