Plant Care Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass

Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass

About Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass

Small Venus' looking-glass is a annual in the Campanulaceae (bellflower) family. It is found all over the southern half of the U.S.A., Mexico and parts of South America. It has showy five petaled flowers that range in color from blue-violet to pink-purple to lavender. Small bees such as the Plasterer bee, Little Carpenter bee and bumblebees, flies, small butterflies and skippers frequent this plant.


Triodanis perfoliata

Also known as

clasping Venus' lookingglass, clasping Venus's-looking-glass, clasping bellwort, clasping-leaf Venus' looking-glass, common Venus' lookingglass, roundleaved triodanis, clasping-leaved Venus' looking-glass and round-leaved triodanis

How to care for Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass


How often to water your Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass

Water needs for Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass
0.5 cups
every 9

Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass 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 Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass: 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 Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass

Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass

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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