Plant Care Flame Buttercup

Flame Buttercup

About Flame Buttercup

Flame 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.

Flame 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.

Flame Buttercup belongs to the Ranunculus genus, and is native to the United States and Canada.

⚠️ Flame Buttercup is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Ranunculus flammula

Also known as

Lesser spearwort, Greater creeping spearwort and Banewort

How to care for Flame Buttercup


How often to water your Flame Buttercup

Water needs for Flame Buttercup
0.5 cups
every 9

Flame 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 Flame 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 Flame Buttercup in your home

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

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

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

Flame Buttercup does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Flame Buttercup

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

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Care Summary for Flame Buttercup

Flame Buttercup

Flame 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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