Plant Care Plume Poppy

Plume Poppy


Macleaya cordata

How to care for Plume Poppy


How often to water your Plume Poppy

Water needs for Plume Poppy
0.5 cups
every 9

Plume Poppy 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 Plume Poppy

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.

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Finding light for Plume Poppy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Plume Poppy: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Plume Poppy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Plume Poppy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Plume Poppy

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

Difficulty Level

Plume Poppy 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 Plume Poppy

Plume Poppy

Plume Poppy

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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