Starflower is an annual plant with bright, blue flowers and edible leaves. It grows well in all types of soil, including nutritionally poor soil. The plant contains small amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which may cause liver damage and cancer if eaten regularly.
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How to care for Borage
Borage needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Borage love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Borage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Borage after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.