Plant Care Orris-root

Orris-root

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Orris-root has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Orris-root has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Bearded iris and German bearded iris

Taxonomy

Iris germanica
Iris
Iridaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Orris-root

Water

How often to water your Orris-root

Water needs for Orris-root
0.5 cups
every 9

Orris-root 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.

Calculate water needs of Orris-root

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Orris-root in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Orris-root: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Orris-root love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Orris-root does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Orris-root in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Orris-root

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Orris-root is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Orris-root

Orris-root

Orris-root


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Orris-root has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Orris-root has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Orris-root has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Adriana avatar
@Adriana
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 731 XP
05/09/2021

I’ve had this sitting outside for about 8 or 9 years now and it has thrived on the little care I give her. It’s weathered hurricanes, bird’s nesting and snowstorms with little trouble. I didn’t realize what it was, until it put put out the prettiest purple and orange flowers for the past two summers.

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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