Plant Care Breadseed Poppy

Breadseed Poppy

About Breadseed Poppy

Opium poppies are erect annuals in the Papaveraceae family. It is illegal to grow them in North Carolina, but it is legal to sell and buy the seeds. Garden poppy species may or may not contain opium alkaloids. Pet and children should not sample the poppy seeds as they are poisonous.

Taxonomy

Papaver somniferum
Papaver
Papaveraceae
Ranunculales

Also known as

Opium poppy, Opium poppy and Breadseed poppy

How to care for Breadseed Poppy

Water

How often to water your Breadseed Poppy

Water needs for Breadseed Poppy
0.5 cups
every 9

Breadseed Poppy 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.

Calculate water needs of Breadseed Poppy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Opium poppy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Breadseed Poppy: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Breadseed Poppy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Breadseed Poppy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Breadseed Poppy in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Breadseed Poppy

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Breadseed Poppy is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Breadseed Poppy

Breadseed Poppy

Breadseed Poppy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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