Plant Care Forget-Me-Not


4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Forget-Me-Not has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

True Forget-Me-Not, True Forget-Me-Not, Forget-me-not and Water forget-me-not


Myosotis scorpioides

How to care for Forget-Me-Not


How often to water your Forget-Me-Not

Water needs for Forget-Me-Not
0.5 cups
every 9

Forget-Me-Not 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 Forget-Me-Not

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 True Forget-Me-Not in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Forget-Me-Not: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Forget-Me-Not love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Forget-Me-Not does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Forget-Me-Not in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Forget-Me-Not

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Forget-Me-Not: 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 Forget-Me-Not after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Forget-Me-Not can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Forget-Me-Not



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.

What other plant parents say

Forget-Me-Not has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Forget-Me-Not has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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Cutest thing ever, I’m in love.

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Mine still a seedling but I’m amazed how well it’s doing. Can’t wait to see it grow

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