Plant Care Bleeding heart

Bleeding heart

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Dicentra eximia
Dicentra
Papaveraceae
Ranunculales

How to care for Bleeding heart

Water

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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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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.

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Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Bleeding heart is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Bleeding heart

Bleeding heart


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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