Plant Care Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil

Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil

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Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Bird's-foot trefoil, Common bird's-foot trefoil, Eggs and bacon and Birdsfoot deervetch

Taxonomy

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil

Water

How often to water your Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil

Water needs for Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil 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 Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil

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.

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Finding light for Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil: 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 Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil

Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil

Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil


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.

What other plant parents say

Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Brandylvsplants avatar
@Brandylvsplants
leaf-1 93 Plants
xp 6,167 XP
07/17/2021

Okay, many will just refer to this little invasive guy as a weed, but I have always loved them going roadside.

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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