Plant Care Dragon's Tongue

Dragon's Tongue

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Dragon's Tongue has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Dragon's Tongue has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Angel Plant and Hemigraphis respanda


Strobilanthes sinuata

How to care for Dragon's Tongue


How often to water your Dragon's Tongue

Water needs for Dragon's Tongue
0.5 cups
every 9

Dragon's Tongue 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 Dragon's Tongue

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dragon's Tongue in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dragon's Tongue: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dragon's Tongue 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 Dragon's Tongue

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

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Care Summary for Dragon's Tongue

Dragon's Tongue

Dragon's Tongue

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.

What other plant parents say

Dragon's Tongue has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Dragon's Tongue has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Dragon's Tongue has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Dragon's Tongue has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Dragon's Tongue has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 280 XP

Started from seed.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 5,976 XP
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Wilts when needs water

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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