Plant Care Omphalodes linifolia

Omphalodes linifolia

About Omphalodes linifolia

Navelwort is a drought-tolerant annual with dainty white flowers and blue-green leaves found in dry open areas of southwest Europe. It naturalizes and self-seeds easily. It prefers a cool climate but works well in xeriscapes.

Taxonomy

Iberodes linifolia
Iberodes
Boraginaceae
Boraginales

Also known as

Omphalodes linifolia, Venus's navelwort, white-flower navelwort and petite bourrache

How to care for Omphalodes linifolia

Water

How often to water your Omphalodes linifolia

Water needs for Omphalodes linifolia
0.5 cups
every 9

Omphalodes linifolia 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Omphalodes linifolia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Omphalodes linifolia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Omphalodes linifolia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Omphalodes linifolia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Omphalodes linifolia

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

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Care Summary for Omphalodes linifolia

Omphalodes linifolia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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