Plant Care Blue Wild Indigo

Blue Wild Indigo

Also known as

Blue wild indigo and Blue false indigo

Taxonomy

Baptisia australis
Baptisia
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Blue Wild Indigo

Water

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 San Diego, California.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 San Diego, California

San Diego, California

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Growing Blue Wild Indigo in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Blue Wild Indigo in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Blue Wild Indigo in San Diego, California

Sunlight will increase by 24.5% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

San Diego is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to increase by 24.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.7 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Blue Wild Indigo in San Diego, California

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 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 San Diego, California ⛅.

Blue Wild Indigo does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Blue Wild Indigo

Nutrient needs for plant Blue Wild Indigo in San Diego, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 22nd, 2023

The growing potential in San Diego is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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FAQs
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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Care Summary for Blue Wild Indigo

Blue Wild Indigo

Blue Wild Indigo


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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