Plant Care Dodder

Dodder

Also known as

Kokotice povázka, Lesser dodder, Hellweed and Strangle-tare

Taxonomy

Cuscuta epithymum
Cuscuta
Convolvulaceae
Solanales

How to care for Dodder

Water

How often to water your Dodder

Water needs for Dodder
0.5 cups
every 9

Dodder 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Dodder in your home

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

Dodder love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dodder does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dodder

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

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Care Summary for Dodder

Dodder


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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