Plant Care Celandine Poppy

Celandine Poppy

About Celandine Poppy

Yellow Wood Poppy is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial wildflower in the poppy family that is native to Eastern USA in moist open forests, along streams and ravines. In spring to early summer they produce bright yellow 4-petal flowers followed by a bristly blue-green pod that hangs below the leaves. The plants need moist humus-rich soils in partial to full shade.


Stylophorum diphyllum

Also known as

Celandine poppy, Yellow wood poppy, Celandine-poppy and Woods-poppy

How to care for Celandine Poppy


How often to water your Celandine Poppy

Water needs for Celandine Poppy
0.5 cups
every 9

Celandine Poppy 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 Celandine Poppy

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Celandine Poppy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Celandine Poppy: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Celandine Poppy may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Celandine Poppy

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

Difficulty Level

Celandine Poppy can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Celandine Poppy

Celandine Poppy

Celandine Poppy

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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