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

Taxonomy

Leonurus cardiaca
Leonurus
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Lion's Ear

Water

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 Edmond, Oklahoma.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Edmond, Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

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Light needs for plant Lion's Ear in Edmond, Oklahoma

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Edmond is currently low 📉.

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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 Edmond, Oklahoma ⛅.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Lion's Ear

Lion's Ear

Lion's Ear


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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