Plant Care Rockfoil

Rockfoil

Also known as

Mossy Saxifrage, Mossy Saxifrage and Saxifraga 'Highlander Red'

Taxonomy

Saxifraga x arendsii 'Highlander Red'
Saxifraga
Saxifragaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Rockfoil

💦 Water

How often to water your Rockfoil

Water needs for Rockfoil
0.5 cups
every 9

Rockfoil 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 Rockfoil

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Mossy Saxifrage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rockfoil: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rockfoil may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Rockfoil

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Rockfoil prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Mossy Saxifrage Water Frequency →

Mossy Saxifrage Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Rockfoil may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Mossy Saxifrage Light Requirements →

Mossy Saxifrage Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Rockfoil doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Mossy Saxifrage Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Rockfoil does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Mossy Saxifrage →

When and How to Successfully Repot Mossy Saxifrage →


💩 Fertilizer

Rockfoil should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Rockfoil is native to Temperate Northern Hemisphere.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Rockfoil

Rockfoil

Rockfoil


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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