Plant Care Boehmeria Cylindrica

Boehmeria Cylindrica

About Boehmeria Cylindrica

False nettle is a perennial plant that is native to Canada and North America. It looks like stinging nettles Urtica dioica or Laportea canadensis but lacks the irrigating hairs on its opposite leaves. It prefers the light shade and moist rich soil.


Boehmeria cylindrica

Also known as

Bog-Hemp, Bog-Hemp, False nettle and Bog hemp

How to care for Boehmeria Cylindrica


How often to water your Boehmeria Cylindrica

Water needs for Boehmeria Cylindrica
0.5 cups
every 9

Boehmeria Cylindrica 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 Bog-Hemp in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Boehmeria Cylindrica: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Boehmeria Cylindrica love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Boehmeria Cylindrica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Boehmeria Cylindrica

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Boehmeria Cylindrica

Boehmeria Cylindrica

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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