Oriental lady's thumb
About Oriental lady's thumb
Oriental lady's thumb is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Oriental lady's thumb likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Also known as
Oriental lady's thumb, bristly lady's thumb, Asiatic smartweed, long-bristled smartweed, low smartweed, Asiatic waterpepper, bristled knotweed, bunchy knotweed and tufted knotweed
How to care for Oriental lady's thumb
Oriental lady's thumb needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Oriental lady's thumb love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Oriental lady's thumb does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Oriental lady's thumb after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.