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 Seattle, Washington.

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 Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

73% Medium

Growing Breadseed Poppy in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Breadseed Poppy in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

October 7th, 2022

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

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 Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will decrease by 41.1% ☀️

October 6th, 2022

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 41.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Breadseed Poppy in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 2.5 hours 📉

October 6th, 2022

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 12.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 19.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 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.

Breadseed Poppy does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Seattle, Washington currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

When to repot Breadseed Poppy

Nutrient needs for plant Breadseed Poppy in Seattle, Washington

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 2nd, 2022

The growing potential in Seattle is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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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 Seattle, Washington, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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