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.

Taxonomy

Hylodesmum nudiflorum
Hylodesmum
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

naked-flower tick-trefoil

How to care for Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil 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

Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. 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.


🪴 Soil

Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil

Bare-Stemmed Tick-Trefoil


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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