About Indian hemp
Indian Hemp is a bushy member of the dogbane family that may grow to 5 feet tall. All parts of this plant exude a milky juice when bruised and all plant parts are considered highly toxic to humans and mammals. This plant typically grows in the wild in dry rocky or open woods, glades and prairies. Stems are fibrous and were important to Indigenous communities for making rope products.
Also known as
Dogbane, Amy root, Hemp dogbane, Prairie dogbane, Rheumatism root and Wild cotton
How to care for Indian hemp
Indian hemp needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Indian hemp love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Indian hemp does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Indian hemp after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.