Plant Care Downy Cinquefoil

Downy Cinquefoil

About Downy Cinquefoil

Downy Cinquefoil 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.

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


Potentilla intermedia

Also known as

Russian Cinquefoil

How to care for Downy Cinquefoil


How often to water your Downy Cinquefoil

Water needs for Downy Cinquefoil
0.5 cups
every 9

Downy Cinquefoil 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 Downy Cinquefoil in your home

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

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

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

Downy Cinquefoil does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Downy Cinquefoil

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Downy Cinquefoil

Downy Cinquefoil

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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