Plant Care Common Liverwort

Common Liverwort

About Common Liverwort

Liverworts are primitive, moss-like plants that form leaf-like mats on the soil surface. They reproduce by wind-dispersed spores and by gemmae produced in cup-like structures. They prefer moist, cool conditions and occur in crops with frequent irrigation.


Marchantia polymorpha

Also known as

Umbrella liverwort

How to care for Common Liverwort


How often to water your Common Liverwort

Water needs for Common Liverwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Liverwort 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 Liverwort

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Liverwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Liverwort: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Common Liverwort can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Common Liverwort

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

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Care Summary for Common Liverwort

Common Liverwort

Common Liverwort

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft 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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