Stellaria media aka Chickweed
Common namesChickweed, Common Chickweed, Adder's Mouth
How to care for Chickweed
With its straightforward care requirements, Chickweed is a hassle-free plant that anyone can enjoy.
Chickweed should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
Chickweed 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.
To ensure optimal growth, the Chickweed prefers bright indirect light for 6-8 hours each day. Insufficient light can result in slow growth and leaf drop, so it's important to find a well-lit location for this plant. Place it near a window, within a distance of 1 meter (3 feet), to enhance its potential for thriving.
During the wintertime, it is common for Chickweed plants to go dormant and their growth rate may slow down. Therefore, the amount of waterings should be spaced out more.
No verified data on the toxicity of this plant exists within Ploi's records. Should you, someone in your family, or your pet ingest plant material with an unknown toxicity level, it is recommended to seek medical advice.
Chickweed’s native range is A cosmopolitan plant, found in most regions of the world, including Britain.