Plant Care Flowering-willow


About Flowering-willow

Flowering-willow is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Flowering-willow likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Flowering-willow belongs to the Epilobium genus, and is native to Greenland and Eurasia.


Epilobium angustifolium

Also known as

French-willow, Fireweed, Chamaenerion angustifolium, Great willowherb and Rosebay willowherb

How to care for Flowering-willow


How often to water your Flowering-willow

Water needs for Flowering-willow
0.5 cups
every 9

Flowering-willow 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 Flowering-willow

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Flowering-willow in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flowering-willow: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Flowering-willow love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Flowering-willow does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Flowering-willow

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

Difficulty Level

Flowering-willow is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Flowering-willow



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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