Plant Care Cutleaf Evening Primrose

Cutleaf Evening Primrose

About Cutleaf Evening Primrose

Cutleaf Evening Primrose is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Cutleaf Evening Primrose likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Oenothera laciniata

Also known as

Cut-leaved evening primrose and Cutleaf evening primrose

How to care for Cutleaf Evening Primrose


How often to water your Cutleaf Evening Primrose

Water needs for Cutleaf Evening Primrose
0.5 cups
every 9

Cutleaf Evening Primrose 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Cutleaf Evening Primrose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cutleaf Evening Primrose: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cutleaf Evening Primrose love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cutleaf Evening Primrose does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Cutleaf Evening Primrose

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Cutleaf Evening Primrose

Cutleaf Evening Primrose

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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