Plant Care Deertongue


About Deertongue

Deertongue is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Deertongue likes soil that is well draining.

Deertongue belongs to the Dichanthelium genus, and is native to Eastern Canada and the Central and Eastern United States.


Dichanthelium clandestinum

How to care for Deertongue


How often to water your Deertongue

Water needs for Deertongue
0.5 cups
every 9

Deertongue 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 Deertongue

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for Deertongue in your home

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

Deertongue love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Deertongue does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Deertongue

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Deertongue



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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