Candytuft is a member of the mustard family that requires well-drained soil and tolerates a wide range of soil types. It is a cottage garden favorite and works well in small spaces, planted along walkways or on sunny slopes. It will also self-seed in some areas.
Also known as
Garden candytuft and Globe candytuft
How to care for Candytuft
Candytuft 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.
Candytuft love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Candytuft does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Candytuft after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.