Plant Care Common Cinquefoil

Common Cinquefoil


Potentilla canadensis

How to care for Common Cinquefoil


How often to water your Common Cinquefoil

Water needs for Common Cinquefoil
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Cinquefoil needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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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Plant care guide for Common Cinquefoil in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Finding light for Common Cinquefoil in your home

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

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

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Collins, Colorado ⛅.

Common Cinquefoil does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Common Cinquefoil

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

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Care Summary for Common Cinquefoil

Common Cinquefoil

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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