Plant Care Dove Weed

Dove Weed

Also known as

doveweed and turkey-mullein


Croton setigerus

How to care for Dove Weed


How often to water your Dove Weed

Water needs for Dove Weed
0.5 cups
every 9

Dove Weed 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 Dove Weed

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 Dove Weed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dove Weed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dove Weed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dove Weed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Dove Weed

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Dove Weed

Dove Weed

Dove Weed

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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