Plant Care Common Catchfly

Common Catchfly

About Common Catchfly

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


Silene gallica

Also known as

French catchfly, Small-flowered Catchfly and five-wound catchfly

How to care for Common Catchfly


How often to water your Common Catchfly

Water needs for Common Catchfly
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Catchfly needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Eugene, Oregon.

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

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Plant care guide for Common Catchfly in Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

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Finding light for Common Catchfly in your home

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

Common Catchfly love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Eugene, Oregon ⛅.

Common Catchfly does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Common Catchfly

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Common Catchfly

Common Catchfly

Common Catchfly

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Eugene, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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