Plant Care Dog Tail

Dog Tail

Also known as

dogtail

Taxonomy

Buddleja asiatica
Buddleja
Scrophulariaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Dog Tail

💦 Water

How often to water your Dog Tail

Water needs for Dog Tail
0.5 cups
every 9

Dog Tail 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 Dog Tail

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dog Tail in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dog Tail: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dog Tail love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dog Tail does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dog Tail

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dog Tail 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.

Dog Tail Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dog Tail requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Dog Tail Light Requirements →

Dog Tail 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.

Dog Tail Toxicity to Cats →

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🪴 Soil

Dog Tail 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 Dog Tail →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dog Tail →


💩 Fertilizer

Dog Tail grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Dog Tail →


🧐 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 Dog Tail

Dog Tail

Dog Tail


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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