Plant Care California poppy
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California poppy

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California poppy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
California poppy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Golden poppy, California sunlight and Cup of gold

Taxonomy

Eschscholzia californica
Eschscholzia
Papaveraceae
Ranunculales

How to care for California poppy

Water

How often to water your California poppy

Water needs for California poppy
0.5 cups
every 9

California poppy 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 California poppy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 California poppy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant California poppy: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

California poppy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

California poppy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize California poppy

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

California poppy is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for California poppy

California poppy

California poppy


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.

What other plant parents say

California poppy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
California poppy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Kaylaplant4967 avatar
@Kaylaplant4967
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 211 XP
08/30/2021

Its been alive, but it’s not blooming. I’ve had it for over five months and nothing has happened it’s just getting bigger and I know it’s supposed to bloom these orange things but idk maybe it will sometime in the season.

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