Plant Care Common Wire Weed

Common Wire Weed

About Common Wire Weed

Common Wire Weed 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.

Common Wire Weed likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.


Sida acuta

Also known as

Common Wire Weed, Morning Mallow and Broom Weed

How to care for Common Wire Weed


How often to water your Common Wire Weed

Water needs for Common Wire Weed
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Wire Weed 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 Common Wire Weed

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Common Wire Weed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Wire Weed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Wire Weed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Wire Weed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Common Wire Weed

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Common Wire Weed

Common Wire Weed

Common Wire Weed

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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