Also known as
Blueweed and Viper's bugloss
How to care for Common Viper's-Bugloss
How often to water your Common Viper's-Bugloss
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 located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Common Viper's-Bugloss in your home
Common Viper's-Bugloss love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.
Common Viper's-Bugloss does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Common Viper's-Bugloss
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.
Common Viper's-Bugloss is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Common Viper's-Bugloss 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.
Common Viper's-Bugloss 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 🏡.
Common Viper's-Bugloss 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.
Common Viper's-Bugloss 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!
Common Viper's-Bugloss 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!
USDA Hardiness Zone
Common Viper's-Bugloss can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Common Viper's-Bugloss
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.