Plant Care Dodecatheon meadia

Dodecatheon meadia

Also known as

Dodecatheon meadia, shooting star and eastern shooting star


Primula meadia

How to care for Dodecatheon meadia


How often to water your Dodecatheon meadia

Water needs for Dodecatheon meadia
0.5 cups
every 9

Dodecatheon meadia 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 Dodecatheon meadia

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Dodecatheon meadia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dodecatheon meadia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dodecatheon meadia 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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dodecatheon meadia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Dodecatheon meadia

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

Care Summary for Dodecatheon meadia

Dodecatheon meadia

Dodecatheon meadia

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.

Trending in your area

Similar to Dodecatheon meadia

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in