Plant Care English Primrose

English Primrose

Also known as

Primula vulgaris, Primula vulgaris, Primrose, Common primrose, English primrose and primula

Taxonomy

Primula acaulis
Primula
Primulaceae
Ericales

How to care for English Primrose

Water

How often to water your English Primrose

Water needs for English Primrose
0.5 cups
every 9

English Primrose needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Arcadia, California.

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 English Primrose

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

Plant care guide for English Primrose in Arcadia, California

Arcadia, California

58% Medium

Finding light for Primula vulgaris in your home

Light needs and placement for plant English Primrose: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

English Primrose 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..️

Arcadia, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize English Primrose

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

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Care Summary for English Primrose

English Primrose

English Primrose


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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