Plant Care Butterweed


About Butterweed

Butterweed 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.

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


Packera glabella

Also known as

butterweed, cressleaf groundsel and yellowtop

How to care for Butterweed


How often to water your Butterweed

Water needs for Butterweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Butterweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Arcadia, California.

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 Butterweed

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.

Plant care guide for Butterweed in Arcadia, California

Arcadia, California

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Finding light for Butterweed in your home

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

Butterweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Arcadia, California ⛅.

Butterweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Butterweed

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Butterweed



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Arcadia, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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