Plant Care Clammy Ground-Cherry

Clammy Ground-Cherry

Also known as

clammy groundcherry and wild ground-cherry


Physalis heterophylla

How to care for Clammy Ground-Cherry


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 located in Tucson, Arizona.

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

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.

Plant care guide for Clammy Ground-Cherry in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

60% Medium

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 🚫.

Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

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
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Clammy Ground-Cherry

Clammy Ground-Cherry

Clammy Ground-Cherry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tucson, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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