Plant Care Myosotis Alpestris

Myosotis Alpestris

Also known as

Asian Forget-Me-Not, Asian Forget-Me-Not and Alpine forget-me-not

Taxonomy

Myosotis alpestris
Myosotis
Boraginaceae
Boraginales

How to care for Myosotis Alpestris

💦 Water

How often to water your Myosotis Alpestris

Water needs for Myosotis Alpestris
0.5 cups
every 9

Myosotis Alpestris 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 Myosotis Alpestris

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Asian Forget-Me-Not in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Myosotis Alpestris: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Myosotis Alpestris love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Myosotis Alpestris does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Myosotis Alpestris

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Myosotis Alpestris prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Asian Forget-Me-Not Water Frequency →

Asian Forget-Me-Not Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Myosotis Alpestris requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Asian Forget-Me-Not Light Requirements →

Asian Forget-Me-Not Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Myosotis Alpestris is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Asian Forget-Me-Not →

When and How to Successfully Repot Asian Forget-Me-Not →


💩 Fertilizer

Myosotis Alpestris should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Myosotis Alpestris can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Asian Forget-Me-Not Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Myosotis Alpestris

Myosotis Alpestris

Myosotis Alpestris


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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