Plant Care Common gromwell

Common gromwell

About Common gromwell

Common gromwell is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.


Lithospermum officinale

Also known as

Common gromwell and European stoneseed

How to care for Common gromwell


How often to water your Common gromwell

Water needs for Common gromwell
0.5 cups
every 9

Common gromwell 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

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Common gromwell in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common gromwell: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common gromwell love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common gromwell does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Common gromwell

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common gromwell

Common gromwell

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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