Plant Care Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus

Also known as

Meadow saffron and Naked ladies


Colchicum autumnale

How to care for Autumn Crocus


How often to water your Autumn Crocus

Water needs for Autumn Crocus
0.5 cups
every 9

Autumn Crocus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Aloha, 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 Autumn Crocus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Autumn Crocus in Aloha, Oregon

Aloha, Oregon

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Finding light for Autumn Crocus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Autumn Crocus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Autumn Crocus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Aloha, Oregon ⛅.

Autumn Crocus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Autumn Crocus

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

Difficulty Level

Autumn Crocus 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!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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