Plant Care Corydalis lutea

Corydalis lutea

Also known as

Rock fumewort and Yellow corydalis


Pseudofumaria lutea

How to care for Corydalis lutea


How often to water your Corydalis lutea

Water needs for Corydalis lutea
0.5 cups
every 9

Corydalis lutea 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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Finding light for Corydalis lutea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Corydalis lutea: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Corydalis lutea 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 Corydalis lutea

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

Care Summary for Corydalis lutea

Corydalis lutea

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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