Plant Care Lion's Ear

Lion's Ear

Also known as

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


Leonurus cardiaca

How to care for Lion's Ear


How often to water your Lion's Ear

Water needs for Lion's Ear
0.5 cups
every 9

Lion's Ear needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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 Lion's Ear

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Lion's Ear in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

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Finding light for Common Motherwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lion's Ear: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lion's Ear may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.


How to fertilize Lion's Ear

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lion's Ear: 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 Lion's Ear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Lion's Ear is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lion's Ear

Lion's Ear

Lion's Ear

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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