Plant Care Coiled Lousewort

Coiled Lousewort

Also known as

coiled-beaked lousewort and curve-beaked lousewort


Pedicularis contorta

How to care for Coiled Lousewort


How often to water your Coiled Lousewort

Water needs for Coiled Lousewort
0.5 cups
every 9

Coiled 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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Finding light for Coiled Lousewort in your home

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

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

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

Coiled Lousewort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Coiled Lousewort

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Coiled Lousewort

Coiled 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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