Plant Care Broad-leaved dock
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Broad-leaved dock

Also known as

Bitter dock, Bluntleaf dock, Dock leaf and Butter dock

Taxonomy

Rumex obtusifolius
Rumex
Polygonaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Broad-leaved dock

Water

How often to water your Broad-leaved dock

Water needs for Broad-leaved dock
0.5 cups
every 9

Broad-leaved 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.

Calculate water needs of Broad-leaved dock

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Broad-leaved dock in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Broad-leaved dock: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Broad-leaved dock 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Broad-leaved dock

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Broad-leaved 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 Broad-leaved dock after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Broad-leaved dock

Broad-leaved dock

Broad-leaved dock


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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