Plant Care Shortfruit Stork's Bill

Shortfruit Stork's Bill

Also known as

Hairy-pitted Stork's-bill

Taxonomy

Erodium brachycarpum
Erodium
Geraniaceae
Geraniales

How to care for Shortfruit Stork's Bill

💦 Water

How often to water your Shortfruit Stork's Bill

Water needs for Shortfruit Stork's Bill
0.5 cups
every 9

Shortfruit Stork's Bill 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 Shortfruit Stork's Bill

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Shortfruit Stork's Bill in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Shortfruit Stork's Bill: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Shortfruit Stork's Bill love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Shortfruit Stork's Bill does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Shortfruit Stork's Bill in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Shortfruit Stork's Bill

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Shortfruit Stork's Bill: 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 Shortfruit Stork's Bill after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Shortfruit Stork's Bill 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

Shortfruit Stork's Bill 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.


🧐 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 Shortfruit Stork's Bill

Shortfruit Stork's Bill

Shortfruit Stork's Bill


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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