Plant Care Butter and Eggs

Butter and Eggs

About Butter and Eggs

Yellow Toadflax is a perennial plant in the plantain family that is native to Eurasia. It has become invasive in several western states. It can be found in the Piedmont and mountain areas of NC. It spreads by creeping rhizomes and seeds and roots can extend out 10 feet. Mid-summer to mid-fall the yellow and orange snapdragon-like blooms appear in dense clusters.


Linaria vulgaris

Also known as

Common toadflax, Butter-and-eggs and Yellow toadflax

How to care for Butter and Eggs


How often to water your Butter and Eggs

Water needs for Butter and Eggs
0.5 cups
every 9

Butter and Eggs 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 Butter and Eggs

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Butter and Eggs in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Butter and Eggs: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Butter and Eggs love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Butter and Eggs does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Butter and Eggs

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

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Care Summary for Butter and Eggs

Butter and Eggs

Butter and Eggs

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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