Plant Care Blue wild indigo

Blue wild indigo

Also known as

Blue wild indigo and Blue false indigo


Baptisia australis

How to care for Blue wild indigo


How often to water your Blue wild indigo

Water needs for Blue wild indigo
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue wild indigo 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 Blue wild indigo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue wild indigo: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Blue wild indigo may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Blue wild indigo

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

Care Summary for Blue wild indigo

Blue wild indigo

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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