Plant Care Cerastium cerastoides

Cerastium cerastoides

Also known as

Cerastium cerastoides, mountain chickweed and starwort mouse-ear

Taxonomy

Dichodon cerastoides
Dichodon
Caryophyllaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Cerastium cerastoides

Water

How often to water your Cerastium cerastoides

Water needs for Cerastium cerastoides
0.5 cups
every 9

Cerastium cerastoides needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Cerastium cerastoides in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cerastium cerastoides: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cerastium cerastoides 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 Cerastium cerastoides

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

Care Summary for Cerastium cerastoides

Cerastium cerastoides


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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