Plant Care Naked Ladies

Naked Ladies

Also known as

Autumn Crocus, Autumn Crocus, Meadow saffron and Naked ladies


Colchicum autumnale

How to care for Naked Ladies


How often to water your Naked Ladies

Water needs for Naked Ladies
0.5 cups
every 9

Naked Ladies 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 Naked Ladies

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Autumn Crocus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Naked Ladies: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Naked Ladies love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Naked Ladies does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Naked Ladies

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

Difficulty Level

Naked Ladies 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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Naked Ladies

Naked Ladies

Naked Ladies

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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