Plant Care Canada Lousewort

Canada Lousewort

About Canada Lousewort

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

Canada Lousewort likes soil that is well draining.

Canada Lousewort belongs to the Pedicularis genus, and is native to North America.


Pedicularis canadensis

Also known as

Canada lousewort, Canadian lousewort and Wood betony

How to care for Canada Lousewort


How often to water your Canada Lousewort

Water needs for Canada Lousewort
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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Finding light for Canada Lousewort in your home

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

Canada Lousewort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Canada Lousewort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Canada Lousewort

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

Difficulty Level

Canada Lousewort is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Canada Lousewort

Canada Lousewort

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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