Plant Care Twin Flower

Twin Flower

Also known as

Northern Twinflower, Northern Twinflower, Twinflower and Twin flower

Taxonomy

Linnaea borealis
Linnaea
Caprifoliaceae
Dipsacales

How to care for Twin Flower

💦 Water

How often to water your Twin Flower

Water needs for Twin Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Twin Flower 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.

Calculate water needs of Twin Flower

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Northern Twinflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Twin Flower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Twin Flower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Twin Flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Twin Flower

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Twin Flower prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Northern Twinflower Water Frequency →

Northern Twinflower Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Twin Flower requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Northern Twinflower Light Requirements →

Northern Twinflower Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Northern Twinflower Toxicity to Cats →

Northern Twinflower Toxicity to Dogs →

Northern Twinflower Toxicity to Humans →


🪴 Soil

Twin Flower does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Northern Twinflower →

When and How to Successfully Repot Northern Twinflower →


💩 Fertilizer

Twin Flower should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Northern Twinflower →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Twin Flower will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Northern Twinflower →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Twin Flower can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-6b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Northern Twinflower Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Twin Flower

Twin Flower

Twin Flower


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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