Plant Care Alpine Bitterroot

Alpine Bitterroot

Also known as

alpine lewisia, pigmy bitterroot, dwarf bitterroot and pygmy bitterroot


Lewisia pygmaea

How to care for Alpine Bitterroot


How often to water your Alpine Bitterroot

Water needs for Alpine Bitterroot
0.5 cups
every 9

Alpine Bitterroot 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

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Finding light for Alpine Bitterroot in your home

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

Alpine Bitterroot 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 Alpine Bitterroot

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Alpine Bitterroot

Alpine Bitterroot

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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