Plant Care Common Butterwort

Common Butterwort

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Pinguicula vulgaris

How to care for Common Butterwort


How often to water your Common Butterwort

Water needs for Common Butterwort
0.5 cups
every 7

Common Butterwort needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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 Common Butterwort

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Butterwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Butterwort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Butterwort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Butterwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Butterwort

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

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Care Summary for Common Butterwort

Common Butterwort

Common Butterwort

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 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.

What other plant parents say

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It can sometimes drink a lot of water.

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