Plant Care Jamaica Vervain

Jamaica Vervain

Also known as

Blue Porterweed, Blue Porterweed, Blue snake weed, Bastard vervain, Brazilian tea, Jamaica vervain and Light-blue snakeweed

Taxonomy

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Stachytarpheta
Verbenaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Jamaica Vervain

Water

How often to water your Jamaica Vervain

Water needs for Jamaica Vervain
0.5 cups
every 9

Jamaica Vervain 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 Jamaica Vervain

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

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Finding light for Blue Porterweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Jamaica Vervain: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Jamaica Vervain love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Jamaica Vervain does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Jamaica Vervain in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Jamaica Vervain

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

FAQs
Water Needs
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Toxicity
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Jamaica Vervain

Jamaica Vervain

Jamaica Vervain


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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