Plant Care Northern Dock

Northern Dock

About Northern Dock

Northern Dock 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.

Northern Dock likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Rumex longifolius
Rumex
Polygonaceae
Caryophyllales

Also known as

Northern Dock and dooryard dock

How to care for Northern Dock

Water

How often to water your Northern Dock

Water needs for Northern Dock
0.5 cups
every 9

Northern Dock 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Northern Dock in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Northern Dock: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Northern Dock love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Northern Dock does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Northern Dock

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for Northern Dock

Northern Dock


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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