Plant Care Pink Turtlehead

Pink Turtlehead

About Pink Turtlehead

Pink Turtlehead is a wildflower in the figwort family. It is found in the southern Appalachian Mountains. It does best in cool climate summers in part shade with protection from the hot afternoon sun. The more shade it is grown in, the more likely it will need to be staked.

Taxonomy

Chelone lyonii
Chelone
Plantaginaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Pink Turtlehead

💦 Water

How often to water your Pink Turtlehead

Water needs for Pink Turtlehead
0.5 cups
every 9

Pink Turtlehead 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 Pink Turtlehead

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Pink Turtlehead in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pink Turtlehead: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Pink Turtlehead love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Pink Turtlehead does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Pink Turtlehead

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Pink Turtlehead is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Pink Turtlehead →

Common Pink Turtlehead Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Pink Turtlehead 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.

Pink Turtlehead Water Frequency →

Pink Turtlehead Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pink Turtlehead 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 🏡.

Pink Turtlehead Light Requirements →

Pink Turtlehead 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

Pink Turtlehead 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 Pink Turtlehead →

When and How to Successfully Repot Pink Turtlehead →


💩 Fertilizer

Pink Turtlehead should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Pink Turtlehead grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Pink Turtlehead →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Pink Turtlehead can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Pink Turtlehead Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Pink Turtlehead

Pink Turtlehead

Pink Turtlehead


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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