Plant Care Lamprocapnos

Lamprocapnos

About Lamprocapnos

Dicentra spectabilis is a perennial herb 2-3' tall. It blooms late spring to early summer.

Taxonomy

Lamprocapnos spectabilis
Lamprocapnos
Papaveraceae
Ranunculales

Also known as

Lamprocapnos, bleeding heart, Asian bleeding-heart and Dicentra spectabilis

How to care for Lamprocapnos

Water

How often to water your Lamprocapnos

Water needs for Lamprocapnos
0.5 cups
every 9

Lamprocapnos 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 Lamprocapnos

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Lamprocapnos in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lamprocapnos: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lamprocapnos 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Lamprocapnos

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Lamprocapnos is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Lamprocapnos

Lamprocapnos

Lamprocapnos


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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