Plant Care Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

Also known as

Bleeding heart, wild, fringed bleeding-heart and turkey-corn


Dicentra eximia

How to care for Bleeding Heart


How often to water your Bleeding Heart

Water needs for Bleeding Heart
0.5 cups
every 9

Bleeding Heart 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 Bleeding Heart

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bleeding Heart in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bleeding Heart: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bleeding Heart 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.

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


How to fertilize Bleeding Heart

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

Difficulty Level

Bleeding Heart 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 Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

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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