Plant Care Lesser swine-cress

Lesser swine-cress

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Lepidium didymum

How to care for Lesser swine-cress


How often to water your Lesser swine-cress

Water needs for Lesser swine-cress
0.5 cups
every 9

Lesser swine-cress 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 Lesser swine-cress

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Lesser swine-cress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lesser swine-cress: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lesser swine-cress love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lesser swine-cress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Lesser swine-cress

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

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Care Summary for Lesser swine-cress

Lesser swine-cress

Lesser swine-cress

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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