Plant Care Purple toadflax

Purple toadflax

About Purple toadflax

Purple toadflax is a super rare 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.

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

Purple toadflax belongs to the linaria genus, and is native to Southeastern Europe.


Linaria purpurea

How to care for Purple toadflax


How often to water your Purple toadflax

Water needs for Purple toadflax
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple toadflax 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 Purple toadflax

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Purple toadflax in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple toadflax: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Purple toadflax love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Purple toadflax does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Purple toadflax

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

Difficulty Level

Purple toadflax is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Purple toadflax

Purple toadflax

Purple toadflax

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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