Plant Care Lamb's Ear

Lamb's Ear

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Lamb's Ear has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Lamb's Ear has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Lamb's Ear

Lamb's Ear is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and being a survivor with a whopping 191 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Lamb's Ear likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Lamb's Ear belongs to the Stachys genus, and is native to the Crimean Peninsula and Northern Turkey to Northern Iran.


Stachys byzantina

Also known as

Wooly Betony

How to care for Lamb's Ear


How often to water your Lamb's Ear

Water needs for Lamb's Ear
0.5 cups
every 9

Lamb's Ear 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 Lamb's Ear

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Lamb's Ear in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lamb's Ear: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lamb's Ear love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lamb's Ear does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Lamb's Ear

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

Difficulty Level

Lamb's Ear is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lamb's Ear

Lamb's Ear

Lamb's Ear

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

Lamb's Ear has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Lamb's Ear has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Lamb's Ear has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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Fluffy leaves, very interesting texture. Can be found in the wild and sometimes considered a weed, but i love them!!

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