Plant Care Flatspine Stickseed

Flatspine Stickseed

Also known as

spiny sheepbur, western stickseed, flat-spine blueburr, flat-spine sheepburr, flat-spine stickseed and western blueburr

Taxonomy

Lappula occidentalis
Lappula
Boraginaceae
Boraginales

How to care for Flatspine Stickseed

💦 Water

How often to water your Flatspine Stickseed

Water needs for Flatspine Stickseed
0.5 cups
every 9

Flatspine Stickseed 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Flatspine Stickseed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flatspine Stickseed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Flatspine Stickseed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Flatspine Stickseed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Flatspine Stickseed

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Flatspine Stickseed 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Flatspine Stickseed 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Flatspine Stickseed grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Flatspine Stickseed

Flatspine Stickseed


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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