Plant Care Bird's-Beak Lousewort

Bird's-Beak Lousewort

Also known as

duck's-bill lousewort


Pedicularis ornithorhynchos

How to care for Bird's-Beak Lousewort


How often to water your Bird's-Beak Lousewort

Water needs for Bird's-Beak Lousewort
0.5 cups
every 9

Bird's-Beak 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 Bird's-Beak Lousewort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird's-Beak Lousewort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bird's-Beak Lousewort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bird's-Beak Lousewort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Bird's-Beak Lousewort

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bird's-Beak 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 Bird's-Beak Lousewort after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Bird's-Beak Lousewort

Bird's-Beak 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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