Plant Care Alaskan Mountain-Avens

Alaskan Mountain-Avens

Also known as

Kamtschatca mountain-avens, White dryad, Mountain avens, Eightpetal mountain-avens and White dryas

Taxonomy

Dryas octopetala
Dryas
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Alaskan Mountain-Avens

💦 Water

How often to water your Alaskan Mountain-Avens

Water needs for Alaskan Mountain-Avens
0.5 cups
every 9

Alaskan Mountain-Avens 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Alaskan Mountain-Avens in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alaskan Mountain-Avens: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Alaskan Mountain-Avens love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Alaskan Mountain-Avens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Alaskan Mountain-Avens in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Alaskan Mountain-Avens

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Alaskan Mountain-Avens prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Alaskan Mountain-Avens requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Alaskan Mountain-Avens will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Alaskan Mountain-Avens can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-6b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Alaskan Mountain-Avens

Alaskan Mountain-Avens


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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