Plant Care Oxlip


4.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Oxlip has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Oxlip has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

True Oxlip, Great Cowslip and Bardfield Oxlip


Primula elatior

How to care for Oxlip


How often to water your Oxlip

Water needs for Oxlip
0.5 cups
every 9

Oxlip 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 Oxlip

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Oxlip in your home

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

Oxlip 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.

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How to fertilize Oxlip

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

Difficulty Level

Oxlip 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 Oxlip



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.

What other plant parents say

Oxlip has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Oxlip has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Oxlip has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Oxlip has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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My primrose plants were an impulse buy from the grocery store. They are fine, but not really anything special. They bloom sometimes, which is adorable!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily

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