Plant Care Fireleaf Leptarrhena

Fireleaf Leptarrhena

Also known as

leatherleaf saxifrage, leatherleaf-saxifrage, leather-leaved saxifrage, fire-leaved leptarrhena, pearleaf and pyrola-leaved saxifrage


Leptarrhena pyrolifolia

How to care for Fireleaf Leptarrhena

💦 Water

How often to water your Fireleaf Leptarrhena

Water needs for Fireleaf Leptarrhena
0.5 cups
every 9

Fireleaf Leptarrhena 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Fireleaf Leptarrhena in your home

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

Fireleaf Leptarrhena 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Fireleaf Leptarrhena in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Fireleaf Leptarrhena

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Fireleaf Leptarrhena prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Fireleaf Leptarrhena grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Fireleaf Leptarrhena

Fireleaf Leptarrhena

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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