Plant Care Irish lady's tresses

Irish lady's tresses

Also known as

Irish lady's tresses, hooded lady's tresses and hooded ladies' tresses


Spiranthes romanzoffiana

How to care for Irish lady's tresses


How often to water your Irish lady's tresses

Water needs for Irish lady's tresses
0.5 cups
every 9

Irish lady's tresses 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

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Finding light for Irish lady's tresses in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Irish lady's tresses: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Irish lady's tresses love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Irish lady's tresses does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Irish lady's tresses

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Irish lady's tresses: 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 Irish lady's tresses after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Irish lady's tresses

Irish lady's tresses

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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