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.

Taxonomy

Stylophorum diphyllum
Stylophorum
Papaveraceae
Ranunculales

Also known as

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

How to care for Celandine Poppy

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ 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!

Benefits of Growing Celandine Poppy →

Common Celandine Poppy Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Celandine Poppy prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Celandine Poppy Water Frequency →

Celandine Poppy Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Celandine Poppy may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Celandine Poppy Light Requirements →

Celandine Poppy Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Celandine Poppy does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Celandine Poppy →

When and How to Successfully Repot Celandine Poppy →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Celandine Poppy grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Celandine Poppy →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Celandine Poppy can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Celandine Poppy Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Celandine Poppy can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Celandine Poppy

Celandine Poppy

Celandine Poppy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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