Plant Care Dutchman's Breeches

Dutchman's Breeches


Dicentra cucullaria

How to care for Dutchman's Breeches


How often to water your Dutchman's Breeches

Water needs for Dutchman's Breeches
0.5 cups
every 9

Dutchman's Breeches 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

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Finding light for Dutchman's Breeches in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dutchman's Breeches: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dutchman's Breeches may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Dutchman's Breeches

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

Difficulty Level

Dutchman's Breeches 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 Dutchman's Breeches

Dutchman's Breeches

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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