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 located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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

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 Breadseed Poppy in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Growing Breadseed Poppy in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Breadseed Poppy in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 2nd, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Breadseed Poppy in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will decrease by 34.8% ☀️

October 2nd, 2022

Madison is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to decrease by 34.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Breadseed Poppy in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will decrease by 2.1 hours 📉

September 30th, 2022

This month, Madison is getting an average of 11.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 16.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of da…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Madison, Wisconsin ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Breadseed Poppy thrive 🌿!

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 your location in Madison, Wisconsin, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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