Plant Care meadowsweet


About meadowsweet

meadowsweet is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

meadowsweet likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

meadowsweet belongs to the spiraea genus, and is native to North America.


Spiraea alba

Also known as

meadowsweet, white meadowsweet, narrowleaf meadowsweet, pale bridewort and pipestem

How to care for meadowsweet


How often to water your meadowsweet

Water needs for meadowsweet
0.5 cups
every 9

meadowsweet 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 meadowsweet in your home

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

meadowsweet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

meadowsweet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize meadowsweet

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

Difficulty Level

meadowsweet is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for meadowsweet


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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