Aplectrum hyemale aka Putty Root


Common names

Putty Root, Aplectrum

How to care for Putty Root


Putty Root should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


Putty Root loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


Ploi lacks confirmed information on the toxicity of this plant. If you, a relative, or your pet accidentally consume plant material with unknown toxicity, it's best to consult a medical expert.


New growth will sprout from the top of the Putty Root as it grows vertically.

Region of origin

Putty Root’s native range is Eastern N. America - Quebec to Georgia, west to Minnesota and Arkansas.

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