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


Lappula occidentalis

How to care for Flatspine Stickseed


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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 🏡.


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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Flatspine Stickseed

Flatspine Stickseed

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.

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