Plant Care California Buttercup

California Buttercup

Also known as

Ranunculus californicus austromontanus, Ranunculus californicus californicus, Ranunculus californicus canescens, Ranunculus californicus crassifolius, Ranunculus californicus cuneatus, Ranunculus californicus gratus, Ranunculus californicus rugulosus, Ranunculus californicus typicus and Ranunculus rugulosus


Ranunculus californicus

How to care for California Buttercup


How often to water your California Buttercup

Water needs for California Buttercup
0.5 cups
every 9

California 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for California Buttercup in your home

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

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

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

California Buttercup does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of California Buttercup in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize California Buttercup

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for California Buttercup

California Buttercup

California 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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