Plant Care Dotted Loosestrife

Dotted Loosestrife

Also known as

Spotted loosestrife and Large yellow loosestrife


Lysimachia punctata

How to care for Dotted Loosestrife

💦 Water

How often to water your Dotted Loosestrife

Water needs for Dotted Loosestrife
0.5 cups
every 9

Dotted Loosestrife 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 Dotted Loosestrife

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Dotted Loosestrife in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dotted Loosestrife: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dotted Loosestrife love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dotted Loosestrife does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dotted Loosestrife in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dotted Loosestrife

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Dotted Loosestrife is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Dotted Loosestrife →

Common Dotted Loosestrife Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Dotted Loosestrife prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Dotted Loosestrife Water Frequency →

Dotted Loosestrife Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dotted Loosestrife requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Dotted Loosestrife Light Requirements →

Dotted Loosestrife Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

💨 Humidity

Dotted Loosestrife doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Dotted Loosestrife Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Dotted Loosestrife does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Dotted Loosestrife →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dotted Loosestrife →

💩 Fertilizer

Dotted Loosestrife should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

🌎 Native Region

Dotted Loosestrife is native to Worldwide.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Dotted Loosestrife grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Dotted Loosestrife →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Dotted Loosestrife can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Dotted Loosestrife Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Dotted Loosestrife can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Dotted Loosestrife

Dotted Loosestrife

Dotted Loosestrife

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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