Plant Care Harbinger of Spring

Harbinger of Spring

Also known as

harbinger-of-spring, pepper-and-salt, pepper and salt and turkey-pea


Erigenia bulbosa

How to care for Harbinger of Spring


How often to water your Harbinger of Spring

Water needs for Harbinger of Spring
0.5 cups
every 9

Harbinger of Spring 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Harbinger of Spring in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Harbinger of Spring: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Harbinger of Spring 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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How to fertilize Harbinger of Spring

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

Care Summary for Harbinger of Spring

Harbinger of Spring

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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