Plant Care Bog Hemp

Bog Hemp

About Bog Hemp

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 Bog Hemp


How often to water your Bog Hemp

Water needs for Bog Hemp
0.5 cups
every 9

Bog Hemp needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Bog Hemp in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

25% Very Low

Growing Bog Hemp in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Bog Hemp in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 29th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Bog Hemp in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight will increase by 40.3% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 40.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Bog Hemp in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 5.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Bog-Hemp in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bog Hemp: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bog Hemp 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 Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Bog Hemp does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Bog Hemp

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Bog Hemp

Bog Hemp

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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