Plant Care Bride's Bonnet

Bride's Bonnet

About Bride's Bonnet

Queen's Cup is a perennial flowering plant in the lily family native to the mountainous regions of western North America. It has showy six-petaled white flowers and large blade-shaped green leaves. It can be propagated by root division in the spring or by seed.

Taxonomy

Clintonia uniflora
Clintonia
Liliaceae
Liliales

Also known as

bride's bonnet, queen's cup, bead lily and single-flowered clintonia

How to care for Bride's Bonnet

💦 Water

How often to water your Bride's Bonnet

Water needs for Bride's Bonnet
0.5 cups
every 9

Bride's Bonnet 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?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Bride's Bonnet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bride's Bonnet: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bride's Bonnet 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bride's Bonnet in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bride's Bonnet

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bride's Bonnet: 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 Bride's Bonnet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Bride's Bonnet prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bride's Bonnet may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Bride's Bonnet is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


🪴 Soil

Bride's Bonnet is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Bride's Bonnet grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌱 Propagation

Bride's Bonnet can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Bride's Bonnet

Bride's Bonnet


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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