Plant Care Butterweed

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.

Taxonomy

Packera glabella
Packera
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

butterweed, cressleaf groundsel and yellowtop

How to care for Butterweed

Water

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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Butterweed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

26% Very Low

Growing Butterweed in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Butterweed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Butterweed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 34.1% ☀️

January 26th, 2023

Pittsburgh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to increase by 34.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.7 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Butterweed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 27th, 2023

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 5.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of …

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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Butterweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Butterweed

Butterweed

Butterweed


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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