Plant Care Dragon's Tongue

Dragon's Tongue

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

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

Also known as

angel plant


Hemigraphis repanda

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: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dragon's Tongue love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dragon's Tongue does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dragon's Tongue in your home 🏡.


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


< 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

Dragon's Tongue has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Dragon's Tongue has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
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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