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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.
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How to care for Lamb's Ear
How often to water your Lamb's Ear
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.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Lamb's Ear in your home
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
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.
Lamb's Ear is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Lamb's Ear prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Lamb's Ear requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Lamb's Ear does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Lamb's Ear should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Lamb's Ear grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Lamb's Ear can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Lamb's Ear can be propagated by division into new individual plants.
- Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
- If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
- Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
- Repot the parent plant back into its original pot
Care Summary for Lamb's Ear
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.