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 located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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 Blue Wild Indigo

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Blue Wild Indigo in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

22% Very Low

Growing Blue Wild Indigo in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Blue Wild Indigo in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 26th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Minneapolis is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …

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Light needs for plant Blue Wild Indigo in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight will increase by 44.9% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

Minneapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to increase by 44.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.0 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Blue Wild Indigo in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 24th, 2023

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 5.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Blue Wild Indigo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Wild Indigo: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue Wild Indigo love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.

Blue Wild Indigo does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Difficulty Level

Blue Wild Indigo is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Blue Wild Indigo

Blue Wild Indigo

Blue Wild Indigo

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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