Plant Care Canada Mayflower

Canada Mayflower

Also known as

Canadian may-lily, False lily-of-the-valley, Canadian lily-of-the-valley, Wild lily-of-the-valley and Two-leaved solomonseal


Maianthemum canadense

How to care for Canada Mayflower


How often to water your Canada Mayflower

Water needs for Canada Mayflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Canada Mayflower 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 Canada Mayflower

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 Canada Mayflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Canada Mayflower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Canada Mayflower may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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


How to fertilize Canada Mayflower

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

Difficulty Level

Canada Mayflower is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Canada Mayflower

Canada Mayflower

Canada Mayflower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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