Plant Care Bistorta officinalis

Bistorta officinalis

Also known as

Bistorta officinalis, bistort, common bistort, European bistort, meadow bistort, snakeroot, snakeweed and Easter-ledges


Persicaria bistorta

How to care for Bistorta officinalis


How often to water your Bistorta officinalis

Water needs for Bistorta officinalis
0.5 cups
every 9

Bistorta officinalis 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Bistorta officinalis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bistorta officinalis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bistorta officinalis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bistorta officinalis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Bistorta officinalis

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

Care Summary for Bistorta officinalis

Bistorta officinalis

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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