Plant Care Common Fumitory

Common Fumitory

Also known as

Drug fumitory and Earth smoke


Cysticapnos vesicaria

How to care for Common Fumitory


How often to water your Common Fumitory

Water needs for Common Fumitory
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Fumitory needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Orlando, Florida.

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

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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 Common Fumitory in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

60% Medium

Finding light for Common Fumitory in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Fumitory: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common Fumitory 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..️

Orlando, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Common Fumitory

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

Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Fumitory

Common Fumitory

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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