Plant Care Fourspike Heliotrope

Fourspike Heliotrope

Also known as

four-spike heliotrope and slender heliotrope

Taxonomy

Euploca procumbens
Euploca
Boraginaceae
Boraginales

How to care for Fourspike Heliotrope

Water

How often to water your Fourspike Heliotrope

Water needs for Fourspike Heliotrope
0.5 cups
every 9

Fourspike Heliotrope needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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
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.

Plant care guide for Fourspike Heliotrope in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

75% High

Growing Fourspike Heliotrope in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Fourspike Heliotrope in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 1st, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Fourspike Heliotrope in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will decrease by 34.2% ☀️

October 2nd, 2022

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 34.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Fourspike Heliotrope in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 2.1 hours 📉

October 1st, 2022

This month, Boston is getting an average of 10.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 16.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Fourspike Heliotrope in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fourspike Heliotrope: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fourspike Heliotrope may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Fourspike Heliotrope thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Fourspike Heliotrope

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

When to repot Fourspike Heliotrope

Nutrient needs for plant Fourspike Heliotrope in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

September 28th, 2022

The growing potential in Boston is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Care Summary for Fourspike Heliotrope

Fourspike Heliotrope


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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