Plant Care Dogtongue Buckwheat

Dogtongue Buckwheat

Also known as

Espinosa verticillata


Eriogonum tomentosum

How to care for Dogtongue Buckwheat


How often to water your Dogtongue Buckwheat

Water needs for Dogtongue Buckwheat
0.5 cups
every 9

Dogtongue Buckwheat 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dogtongue Buckwheat in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dogtongue Buckwheat: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dogtongue Buckwheat love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dogtongue Buckwheat does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Dogtongue Buckwheat

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Dogtongue Buckwheat

Dogtongue Buckwheat

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.

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