Plant Care Leonurus Cardiaca

Leonurus Cardiaca

Also known as

Common Motherwort, Common Motherwort, Motherwort, Throw-wort, Lion's ear and Lion's tail


Leonurus cardiaca

How to care for Leonurus Cardiaca


How often to water your Leonurus Cardiaca

Water needs for Leonurus Cardiaca
0.5 cups
every 9

Leonurus Cardiaca 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 Leonurus Cardiaca

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Motherwort in your home

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

Leonurus Cardiaca 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 Leonurus Cardiaca

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Leonurus Cardiaca

Leonurus Cardiaca

Leonurus Cardiaca

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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