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.

Taxonomy

Brunnera macrophylla
Brunnera
Boraginaceae
Boraginales

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

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing False Forget-Me-Not →

Common False Forget-Me-Not Problems →


💦 Water Needs

False Forget-Me-Not prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

False Forget-Me-Not Water Frequency →

False Forget-Me-Not Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

False Forget-Me-Not may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

False Forget-Me-Not Light Requirements →

False Forget-Me-Not Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

False Forget-Me-Not does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for False Forget-Me-Not →

When and How to Successfully Repot False Forget-Me-Not →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

False Forget-Me-Not is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune False Forget-Me-Not →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
False Forget-Me-Not can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

False Forget-Me-Not Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

False Forget-Me-Not can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for False Forget-Me-Not

False Forget-Me-Not

False Forget-Me-Not


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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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leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 671 XP
08/13/2021

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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