Plant Care European stickseed

European stickseed

Also known as

European stickseed, bur forget-me-not, bluebur and bristly sheepbur


Lappula squarrosa

How to care for European stickseed


How often to water your European stickseed

Water needs for European stickseed
0.5 cups
every 9

European 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.

Calculate water needs of European stickseed

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for European stickseed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European stickseed: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

European stickseed may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize European stickseed

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

Care Summary for European stickseed

European stickseed

European stickseed

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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