Plant Care Capitate Lousewort

Capitate Lousewort

Also known as

large-flowered lousewort

Taxonomy

Pedicularis capitata
Pedicularis
Orobanchaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Capitate Lousewort

Water

How often to water your Capitate Lousewort

Water needs for Capitate Lousewort
0.5 cups
every 9

Capitate 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
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Capitate Lousewort in your home

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

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

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

Capitate Lousewort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Capitate Lousewort

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

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Care Summary for Capitate Lousewort

Capitate Lousewort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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