Plant Care Persicaria Longiseta

Persicaria Longiseta

Also known as

Oriental Lady's Thumb, Oriental Lady's Thumb, Oriental lady's thumb, bristly lady's thumb, Asiatic smartweed, long-bristled smartweed, low smartweed, Asiatic waterpepper, bristled knotweed, bunchy knotweed and tufted knotweed

Taxonomy

Persicaria longiseta
Persicaria
Polygonaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Persicaria Longiseta

Water

How often to water your Persicaria Longiseta

Water needs for Persicaria Longiseta
0.5 cups
every 9

Persicaria Longiseta 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.

Calculate water needs of Persicaria Longiseta

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Light needs and placement for plant Persicaria Longiseta: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Persicaria Longiseta love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Persicaria Longiseta does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Persicaria Longiseta

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

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Care Summary for Persicaria Longiseta

Persicaria Longiseta

Persicaria Longiseta


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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