Plant Care Northern False Asphodel

Northern False Asphodel

Also known as

northern false-asphodel, northern tofieldia, northern asphodel and purple featherling


Tofieldia coccinea

How to care for Northern False Asphodel


How often to water your Northern False Asphodel

Water needs for Northern False Asphodel
0.5 cups
every 9

Northern False Asphodel 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 Northern False Asphodel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Northern False Asphodel: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Northern False Asphodel 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 Northern False Asphodel

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

Care Summary for Northern False Asphodel

Northern False Asphodel

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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