Also known as
Blue Wild Indigo, Blue Wild Indigo, Blue wild indigo and Blue false indigo
How to care for Baptisia Australis
How often to water your Baptisia Australis
Baptisia Australis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.
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
Baptisia Australis 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 Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.
Baptisia Australis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Baptisia Australis
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 Baptisia Australis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Baptisia Australis is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Baptisia Australis prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Baptisia Australis requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Baptisia Australis is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.
Baptisia Australis does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Baptisia Australis should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Baptisia Australis grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Baptisia Australis can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Baptisia Australis
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.