Plant Care Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot

Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot

Also known as

Arctic sweet coltsfoot, Arctic butterbur, mâl-ē-mē’, tä-tä-tē’; and is the root.

Taxonomy

Petasites frigidus
Petasites
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot

💦 Water

How often to water your Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot

Water needs for Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot
0.5 cups
every 9

Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot 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 Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot can tolerate being far from a window and light source. Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot

Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot

Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft 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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