Plant Care False Toadflax

False Toadflax

Also known as

northern comandra and earthberry


Geocaulon lividum

How to care for False Toadflax


How often to water your False Toadflax

Water needs for False Toadflax
0.5 cups
every 9

False Toadflax needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for False Toadflax in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False Toadflax: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

False Toadflax 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.

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How to fertilize False Toadflax

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

Care Summary for False Toadflax

False Toadflax

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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