Plant Care Common Chickweed

Common Chickweed

Also known as

Birdweed, Chickenwort, Starweed, Starwort and Winterweed


Stellaria media

How to care for Common Chickweed


How often to water your Common Chickweed

Water needs for Common Chickweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Chickweed 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.

Calculate water needs of Common Chickweed

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Chickweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Chickweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Chickweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Chickweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Chickweed in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Common Chickweed

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

Difficulty Level

Common Chickweed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Chickweed

Common Chickweed

Common Chickweed

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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