Plant Care Alpinebog Swertia

Alpinebog Swertia

Also known as

felwort, star gentian, alpine bog swertia and star green gentian


Swertia perennis

How to care for Alpinebog Swertia

💦 Water

How often to water your Alpinebog Swertia

Water needs for Alpinebog Swertia
0.5 cups
every 9

Alpinebog Swertia 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?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Alpinebog Swertia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alpinebog Swertia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Alpinebog Swertia 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 Alpinebog Swertia in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Alpinebog Swertia

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

Care Summary for Alpinebog Swertia

Alpinebog Swertia

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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