Plant Care Birdeye Pearlwort

Birdeye Pearlwort

About Birdeye Pearlwort

Birdeye Pearlwort is a relatively 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.

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

Taxonomy

Sagina procumbens
Sagina
Caryophyllaceae
Caryophyllales

Also known as

Procumbent pearlwort and Matted pearlwort

How to care for Birdeye Pearlwort

💦 Water

How often to water your Birdeye Pearlwort

Water needs for Birdeye Pearlwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Birdeye Pearlwort 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 Birdeye Pearlwort

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Birdeye Pearlwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Birdeye Pearlwort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Birdeye Pearlwort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Birdeye Pearlwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Birdeye Pearlwort

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Birdeye Pearlwort 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Birdeye Pearlwort requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 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.


🪴 Soil

Birdeye Pearlwort 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!


💩 Fertilizer

Birdeye Pearlwort 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!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Birdeye Pearlwort grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Birdeye Pearlwort can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 Birdeye Pearlwort

Birdeye Pearlwort

Birdeye Pearlwort


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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