Plant Care Common Buttercup

Common Buttercup

Also known as

King-cup, Tall buttercup, Meadow buttercup and Giant buttercup


Ranunculus acris

How to care for Common Buttercup


How often to water your Common Buttercup

Water needs for Common Buttercup
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Buttercup 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 Common 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.

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Finding light for Common Buttercup in your home

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

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

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

Common Buttercup does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Buttercup

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Common Buttercup

Common Buttercup

Common Buttercup

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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