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 located in Tallahassee, Florida.

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

Plant care guide for Common Viper's-Bugloss in Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

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Growing Common Viper's-Bugloss in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Common Viper's-Bugloss in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 26th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tallahassee is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Common Viper's-Bugloss in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 20.1% ☀️

January 25th, 2023

Tallahassee is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to increase by 20.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.5 megajoules of energy …

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Tallahassee, Florida ⛅.

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

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 your location in Tallahassee, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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