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 located in Orlando, Florida.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Bleeding Heart in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

47% Low

Growing Bleeding Heart in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Bleeding Heart in Orlando, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Bleeding Heart in Orlando, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 26% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Orlando is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to increase by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Bleeding Heart in Orlando, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

February 5th, 2023

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 7.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.1 total hours of dayl…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Orlando, Florida ⛅.

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.

When to repot Bleeding Heart

Nutrient needs for plant Bleeding Heart in Orlando, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 4th, 2023

The growing potential in Orlando is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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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

Bleeding Heart


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Orlando, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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