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 San Diego, California.

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 San Diego, California

San Diego, California

88% High

Growing Fourspike Heliotrope in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Fourspike Heliotrope in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

October 2nd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently high 📈.

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

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Light needs for plant Fourspike Heliotrope in San Diego, California

Sunlight will decrease by 24.2% ☀️

October 1st, 2022

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 24.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 14.8 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Fourspike Heliotrope in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

September 30th, 2022

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 12.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.2 total hours of …

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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 San Diego, California ☀️.️

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 San Diego, California

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

October 1st, 2022

The growing potential in San Diego 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 a…

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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 San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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