Plant Care Rainier Pleated Gentian

Rainier Pleated Gentian

Also known as

mountain bog gentian and explorer's gentian


Gentiana calycosa

How to care for Rainier Pleated Gentian


How often to water your Rainier Pleated Gentian

Water needs for Rainier Pleated Gentian
0.5 cups
every 9

Rainier Pleated Gentian 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

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Finding light for Rainier Pleated Gentian in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rainier Pleated Gentian: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Rainier Pleated Gentian love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Rainier Pleated Gentian does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rainier Pleated Gentian in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Rainier Pleated Gentian

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Rainier Pleated Gentian

Rainier Pleated Gentian

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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