Plant Care saffron crocus

saffron crocus

About saffron crocus

saffron crocus is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

saffron crocus likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

saffron crocus belongs to the Crocus genus, and is native to not naturally occurring.


Crocus sativus

Also known as

saffron crocus and autumn crocus

How to care for saffron crocus


How often to water your saffron crocus

Water needs for saffron crocus
0.5 cups
every 9

saffron crocus 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 saffron crocus

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for saffron crocus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant saffron crocus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

saffron crocus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

saffron crocus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize saffron crocus

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

Difficulty Level

saffron crocus 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 saffron crocus

saffron crocus

saffron crocus

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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