Plant Care Common Viper's-Bugloss

Common Viper's-Bugloss

Also known as

Blueweed and Viper's bugloss

Taxonomy

Echium vulgare
Echium
Boraginaceae
Boraginales

How to care for Common Viper's-Bugloss

Water

How often to water your Common Viper's-Bugloss

Water needs for Common Viper's-Bugloss
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Viper's-Bugloss 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 Common Viper's-Bugloss

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Common Viper's-Bugloss in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Viper's-Bugloss: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Viper's-Bugloss love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Viper's-Bugloss does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Viper's-Bugloss in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Viper's-Bugloss

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Viper's-Bugloss: 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 Common Viper's-Bugloss after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Common Viper's-Bugloss is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Common Viper's-Bugloss

Common Viper's-Bugloss

Common Viper's-Bugloss


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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