Also known as
Meadow saffron and Naked ladies
How to care for Autumn Crocus
How often to water your Autumn Crocus
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.
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Finding light for Autumn Crocus in your home
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
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.
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!
Autumn Crocus 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.
Autumn Crocus requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Autumn Crocus is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. Autumn Crocus is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.
Autumn Crocus does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Autumn Crocus should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Autumn Crocus grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Autumn Crocus can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Autumn Crocus 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
Care Summary for Autumn Crocus
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.