Plant Care Clammy Ground-Cherry

Clammy Ground-Cherry

Also known as

clammy groundcherry and wild ground-cherry

Taxonomy

Physalis heterophylla
Physalis
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Clammy Ground-Cherry

💦 Water

How often to water your Clammy Ground-Cherry

Water needs for Clammy Ground-Cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Clammy Ground-Cherry 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 Clammy Ground-Cherry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Clammy Ground-Cherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Clammy Ground-Cherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Clammy Ground-Cherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Clammy Ground-Cherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Clammy Ground-Cherry in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Clammy Ground-Cherry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Clammy Ground-Cherry: 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 Clammy Ground-Cherry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Clammy Ground-Cherry is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


💦 Water Needs

Clammy Ground-Cherry 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

Clammy Ground-Cherry requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a 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

Clammy Ground-Cherry is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. Clammy Ground-Cherry is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


🪴 Soil

Clammy Ground-Cherry does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Clammy Ground-Cherry should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Clammy Ground-Cherry grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Clammy Ground-Cherry can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Clammy Ground-Cherry can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 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 Clammy Ground-Cherry

Clammy Ground-Cherry

Clammy Ground-Cherry


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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