Plant Care Erythronium Dens-Canis

Erythronium Dens-Canis

Also known as

Dog Tooth Lily, Dog Tooth Lily, Dog's-tooth-violet and Dogtooth violet


Erythronium dens-canis

How to care for Erythronium Dens-Canis


How often to water your Erythronium Dens-Canis

Water needs for Erythronium Dens-Canis
0.5 cups
every 9

Erythronium Dens-Canis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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 Erythronium Dens-Canis

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Erythronium Dens-Canis in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

26% Very Low

Growing Erythronium Dens-Canis in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Erythronium Dens-Canis in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

February 6th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Erythronium Dens-Canis in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will increase by 47.7% ☀️

February 2nd, 2023

Madison is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to increase by 47.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Erythronium Dens-Canis in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

February 1st, 2023

This month, Madison is getting an average of 5.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Dog Tooth Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Erythronium Dens-Canis: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Erythronium Dens-Canis 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 Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.


How to fertilize Erythronium Dens-Canis

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

When to repot Erythronium Dens-Canis

Nutrient needs for plant Erythronium Dens-Canis in Madison, Wisconsin

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

February 2nd, 2023

The growing potential in Madison 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 repot…

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Care Summary for Erythronium Dens-Canis

Erythronium Dens-Canis

Erythronium Dens-Canis

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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