Plant Care Common Ground-Cherry

Common Ground-Cherry

About Common Ground-Cherry

Common Ground-Cherry 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.

Common Ground-Cherry likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Physalis longifolia

Also known as

common groundcherry, long-leaf ground-cherry, longleaf ground-cherry, longleaf groundcherry and long-leaved ground-cherry

How to care for Common Ground-Cherry


How often to water your Common Ground-Cherry

Water needs for Common Ground-Cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Common 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Common Ground-Cherry in your home

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

Common 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.

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

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


How to fertilize Common Ground-Cherry

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Common Ground-Cherry

Common Ground-Cherry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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