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 Columbia, South Carolina.

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

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 English Primrose in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

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Growing English Primrose in Columbia right now

Light needs for plant English Primrose in Columbia, South Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbia is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant English Primrose in Columbia, South Carolina

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.3% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Columbia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbia is expected to decrease by 23.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant English Primrose in Columbia, South Carolina

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Columbia is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayl…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.

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.

When to repot English Primrose

Nutrient needs for plant English Primrose in Columbia, South Carolina

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

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Columbia 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 repo…

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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 Columbia, South Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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