Plant Care Mock strawberry

Mock strawberry

Also known as

False strawberry, Duchesnea indica and Indian strawberry


Potentilla indica

How to care for Mock strawberry


How often to water your Mock strawberry

Water needs for Mock strawberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Mock strawberry 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 Mock strawberry

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 Mock strawberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mock strawberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mock strawberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mock strawberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mock strawberry in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Mock strawberry

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

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Care Summary for Mock strawberry

Mock strawberry

Mock strawberry

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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