Plant Care Dune Buttercup

Dune Buttercup

About Dune Buttercup

Dune Buttercup 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.

Dune Buttercup likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Ranunculus acaulis

Also known as

dune buttercup, sand buttercup and shore buttercup

How to care for Dune Buttercup


How often to water your Dune Buttercup

Water needs for Dune Buttercup
0.5 cups
every 9

Dune Buttercup needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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 Dune Buttercup

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.

Plant care guide for Dune Buttercup in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Finding light for Dune Buttercup in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dune Buttercup: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dune Buttercup love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in New Orleans, Louisiana ⛅.

Dune Buttercup does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Dune Buttercup

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Dune Buttercup

Dune Buttercup

Dune Buttercup

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in New Orleans, Louisiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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