Plant Care Bear's Ear

Bear's Ear

Also known as

Auricula and Mountain cowslip


Primula auricula

How to care for Bear's Ear


How often to water your Bear's Ear

Water needs for Bear's Ear
0.5 cups
every 9

Bear's Ear 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 Bear's Ear

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bear's Ear in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bear's Ear: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bear's Ear may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Bear's Ear

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bear's Ear: 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 Bear's Ear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Bear's Ear

Bear's Ear

Bear's Ear

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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