Plant Care Gmelin's Buttercup

Gmelin's Buttercup

Also known as

lesser yellow water buttercup, small yellow water buttercup, Gmelin's water buttercup, Gmelin's water crowfoot and small yellow water crowfoot


Ranunculus gmelinii

How to care for Gmelin's Buttercup


How often to water your Gmelin's Buttercup

Water needs for Gmelin's Buttercup
0.5 cups
every 9

Gmelin's 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

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Finding light for Gmelin's Buttercup in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gmelin's Buttercup: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Gmelin's Buttercup love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Gmelin's Buttercup does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Gmelin's Buttercup

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Gmelin's Buttercup

Gmelin's 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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