Plant Care Big-Leaved Lupine

Big-Leaved Lupine

About Big-Leaved Lupine

Big-Leaved Lupine is a relatively 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.

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

Big-Leaved Lupine belongs to the Lupinus genus, and is native to Western North America.


Lupinus polyphyllus

Also known as

Large-leaved lupine, Many-leaved lupine, Blue-pod lupine and Garden lupin

How to care for Big-Leaved Lupine


How often to water your Big-Leaved Lupine

Water needs for Big-Leaved Lupine
0.5 cups
every 9

Big-Leaved Lupine 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 Big-Leaved Lupine

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 Big-Leaved Lupine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Big-Leaved Lupine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Big-Leaved Lupine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Big-Leaved Lupine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Big-Leaved Lupine in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Big-Leaved Lupine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Big-Leaved Lupine: 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 Big-Leaved Lupine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Big-Leaved Lupine

Big-Leaved Lupine

Big-Leaved Lupine

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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