Plant Care European Fly Honeysuckle

European Fly Honeysuckle

Also known as

Fly honeysuckle, Dwarf honeysuckle and Fly woodbine


Lonicera xylosteum

How to care for European Fly Honeysuckle


How often to water your European Fly Honeysuckle

Water needs for European Fly Honeysuckle
0.5 cups
every 9

European Fly Honeysuckle 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 European Fly Honeysuckle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Fly Honeysuckle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European Fly Honeysuckle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

European Fly Honeysuckle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of European Fly Honeysuckle in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize European Fly Honeysuckle

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

Difficulty Level

European Fly Honeysuckle is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for European Fly Honeysuckle

European Fly Honeysuckle

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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