Plant Care Lesser Burdock

Lesser Burdock

Also known as

Lesser Burrdock, Lesser Burrdock, Lesser burdock, Little burdock, Louse-bur, Common burdock, Button-bur, Cuckoo-button and Wild rhubarb

Taxonomy

Arctium minus
Arctium
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Lesser Burdock

Water

How often to water your Lesser Burdock

Water needs for Lesser Burdock
0.5 cups
every 9

Lesser Burdock 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 Burdock

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 Lesser Burrdock in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lesser Burdock: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lesser Burdock love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lesser Burdock does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Lesser Burdock

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Lesser Burdock

Lesser Burdock

Lesser Burdock


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.

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