Plant Care Goose Tongue

Goose Tongue

Also known as

Sea Plantain, Sea Plantain and Seaside Plantain


Plantago maritima

How to care for Goose Tongue


How often to water your Goose Tongue

Water needs for Goose Tongue
0.5 cups
every 9

Goose Tongue 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 Francisco, California.

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 Goose Tongue

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Goose Tongue in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

38% Low

Growing Goose Tongue in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Goose Tongue in San Francisco, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 27th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Goose Tongue in San Francisco, California

Sunlight will increase by 31.2% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

San Francisco is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to increase by 31.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of ene…

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Light needs for plant Goose Tongue in San Francisco, California

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours o…

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Finding light for Sea Plantain in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Goose Tongue: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Goose Tongue love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Francisco, California ⛅.

Goose Tongue does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Goose Tongue

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

When to repot Goose Tongue

Nutrient needs for plant Goose Tongue in San Francisco, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 26th, 2023

The growing potential in San Francisco is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Care Summary for Goose Tongue

Goose Tongue

Goose Tongue

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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