Plant Care Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil

Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil

About Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil

Nakedflower Ticktrefoil is a wildflower in the pea family that prefers open woodlands in mature hardwood forests in moist, sandy, gravelly or loamy soil with high organic content. It is a nitrogen-fixing species through symbiosis with soil-borne bacteria. The pinkish blooms occur mid to late summer and are visited by bees.


Hylodesmum nudiflorum

Also known as

naked-flower tick-trefoil

How to care for Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil


How often to water your Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil

Water needs for Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil
0.5 cups
every 9

Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil 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 Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil 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 Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil: 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 Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil

Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil

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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