Plant Care Common Gorse

Common Gorse

About Common Gorse

Common Gorse is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.


Ulex europaeus

Also known as

Common gorse, Furze and Whin

How to care for Common Gorse


How often to water your Common Gorse

Water needs for Common Gorse
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Gorse 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 Common Gorse

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Gorse in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Gorse: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common Gorse 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.

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


How to fertilize Common Gorse

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Gorse

Common Gorse

Common Gorse

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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