Stellaria media aka Chickweed

Taxonomy

Tracheophyta > Magnoliopsida > Caryophyllales > Caryophyllaceae > Stellaria

Common names

Chickweed, Common Chickweed, Nodding Chickweed, Birdweed, Chickenwort, Starweed, Starwort, Winterweed

How to care for Chickweed

Difficulty

Chickweed is a great choice for beginner plant parents because it is easy to care for!

Water

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

Soil

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.