Plant Care Cut-leaved germander

Cut-leaved germander

About Cut-leaved germander

Cut-leaved germander is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Cut-leaved germander likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Teucrium botrys

Also known as

Cut-leaved germander and cutleaf germander

How to care for Cut-leaved germander


How often to water your Cut-leaved germander

Water needs for Cut-leaved germander
0.5 cups
every 9

Cut-leaved germander 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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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Cut-leaved germander in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cut-leaved germander: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cut-leaved germander love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cut-leaved germander does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cut-leaved germander in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Cut-leaved germander

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cut-leaved germander: 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 Cut-leaved germander after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Cut-leaved germander

Cut-leaved germander

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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