Plant Care Broad-Leaved Dock

Broad-Leaved Dock

Also known as

Bitter dock, Bluntleaf dock, Dock leaf and Butter dock


Rumex obtusifolius

How to care for Broad-Leaved Dock


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

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Finding light for Broad-Leaved Dock in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Broad-Leaved Dock: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Broad-Leaved Dock love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Broad-Leaved Dock does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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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.

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Broad-Leaved Dock

Broad-Leaved Dock

Broad-Leaved Dock

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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