Plant Care Common Dandelion

Common Dandelion

Also known as

woolbearing dandelion, horned dandelion, horn-bearing dandelion, northern dandelion and rough dandelion


Taraxacum ceratophorum

How to care for Common Dandelion


How often to water your Common Dandelion

Water needs for Common Dandelion
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Dandelion 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 Common Dandelion in your home

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

Common Dandelion love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Dandelion does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Common Dandelion

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Common Dandelion

Common Dandelion

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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