Plant Care Common Gerardia

Common Gerardia

About Common Gerardia

Slender-leaved False Foxglove is a fine textured native wildflower found in wet woodlands, thickets, meadows, along coastal shores and disturbed areas. Plant it in full sun to partial shade in moist well-drained soil. It self-seeds easily and will naturalize in the landscape.


Agalinis tenuifolia

Also known as

common gerardia, slender false foxglove and common false foxglove

How to care for Common Gerardia


How often to water your Common Gerardia

Water needs for Common Gerardia
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Gerardia 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Gerardia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Gerardia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Gerardia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Gerardia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Gerardia

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

Difficulty Level

Common Gerardia can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Gerardia

Common Gerardia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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