Plant Care Flowering Currant

Flowering Currant

Also known as

red-flowering currant, redflower currant and winter currant


Ribes sanguineum

How to care for Flowering Currant


How often to water your Flowering Currant

Water needs for Flowering Currant
0.5 cups
every 9

Flowering Currant 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 Flowering Currant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flowering Currant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Flowering Currant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Flowering Currant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Flowering Currant

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

Difficulty Level

Flowering Currant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Flowering Currant

Flowering Currant

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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