Plant Care False Forget-Me-Not

False Forget-Me-Not

5.0 out of 5 (1 experiences)

False Forget-Me-Not has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
False Forget-Me-Not has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About False Forget-Me-Not

Siberian bugloss is a herbaceous perennial that forms clumps and spreads by creeping rhizomes. It is an excellent ground cover for shady areas. The plant grows well in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade and prefers moist, organically rich soil.


Brunnera macrophylla

Also known as

False forget-me-nots, Siberian bugloss, Great forget-me-not, Largeleaf brunnera, Heartleaf and sea heart

How to care for False Forget-Me-Not


How often to water your False Forget-Me-Not

Water needs for False Forget-Me-Not
0.5 cups
every 9

False Forget-Me-Not 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 False Forget-Me-Not

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for False Forget-Me-Not in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False Forget-Me-Not: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

False Forget-Me-Not may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of False Forget-Me-Not in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize False Forget-Me-Not

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for False Forget-Me-Not: 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 False Forget-Me-Not after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

False Forget-Me-Not is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for False Forget-Me-Not

False Forget-Me-Not

False Forget-Me-Not

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

False Forget-Me-Not has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
False Forget-Me-Not has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
False Forget-Me-Not has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
False Forget-Me-Not has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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I have this beautiful baby on the patio. It’s one if my favorites and has grown so much in the few weeks it’s been with me! The texture of these leaves is so cool, not painful to the touch but spiky/fuzzy! The little blue flowers that bloom are gorgeous and it’s a super fast grower. 11/10 would definitely recommend!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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