Plant Care Common Snapdragon

Common Snapdragon

4.9 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Common Snapdragon has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Common Snapdragon has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About Common Snapdragon

A well-known garden favorite. Short-lived tender perennial, grown as annual. Moist, rich, well-drained soil in full to part sun. Many color combinations, good in mass plantings, both tall and shorter cultivars available.


Antirrhinum majus

Also known as

Garden Snapdragon

How to care for Common Snapdragon


How often to water your Common Snapdragon

Water needs for Common Snapdragon
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Snapdragon 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 Snapdragon

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Common Snapdragon in your home

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

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

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

Common Snapdragon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Common Snapdragon

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

Difficulty Level

Common Snapdragon is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Snapdragon

Common Snapdragon

Common Snapdragon

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.

What other plant parents say

Common Snapdragon has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Common Snapdragon has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 8
Common Snapdragon has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Common Snapdragon has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Common Snapdragon has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Common Snapdragon has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@motherofplants avatar
leaf-1 99 Plants
xp 10,268 XP
globe Carlsbad, CA

Super fast grower + constantly blooming. Survived summer heat, the occasional “opps - forgot to water” and some ravenous caterpillars like it was nothing! Just kept bouncing back. A very rewarding and forgiving plant 💚

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
@oceansleeper avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 98 XP
globe Stockton, CA

Gorgeous colors! 🧡💛💜💙💚❤️

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Fast grower Fast grower
@Natalieellen33 avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 274 XP
globe Elizabethtown, KY


Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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