Plant Care Chinese Forget-Me-Not

Chinese Forget-Me-Not

4.5 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Chinese Forget-Me-Not has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Chinese Forget-Me-Not has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Chinese Forget-Me-Not

Chinese Forget-Me-Not is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to propagate with a whopping 152 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Chinese Forget-Me-Not likes soil that is well draining.

Chinese Forget-Me-Not belongs to the Cynoglossum genus, and is native to Central Nepal to Central China.

⚠️ Chinese Forget-Me-Not is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Cynoglossum amabile

Also known as

Chinese hound's tongue

How to care for Chinese Forget-Me-Not


How often to water your Chinese Forget-Me-Not

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

Chinese 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 Chinese Forget-Me-Not

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Forget-Me-Not: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese Forget-Me-Not love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese Forget-Me-Not does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chinese Forget-Me-Not

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chinese Forget-Me-Not

Chinese Forget-Me-Not

Chinese Forget-Me-Not

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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

Chinese Forget-Me-Not has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Chinese Forget-Me-Not has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Chinese Forget-Me-Not has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Chinese Forget-Me-Not has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Chinese Forget-Me-Not has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Chinese Forget-Me-Not has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@GraceC avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 1,337 XP

I was surprised at how fast she started growing! Mine isn’t blooming yet, but we have stems and some flower pods! I’m excited to see how she does!

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Hannah avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 111 XP
globe Fort Worth, TX

Grew very easy and fast! If you get it in a tiny pot you will have to move it to a bigger pot once it grows a few inches!

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@Shelbybobelby avatar
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 1,431 XP
globe Louisville, KY

Keep them moist but not swimming in water! They love the sun, so direct to slightly shaded (placing them facing south or east is best!). Keep them at roughly around 70 degrees because they are spring to summer plants.

I’m growing them inside for now but they do increase pollinators so I plan to transfer them outside when they are big enough! I started these from seeds and germinated them into seedlings.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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