Plant Care True forget-me-not

True forget-me-not

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

True forget-me-not has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
True forget-me-not has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly

Also known as

Forget-me-not and Water forget-me-not


Myosotis scorpioides

How to care for True forget-me-not


How often to water your True forget-me-not

Water needs for True forget-me-not
0.5 cups
every 9

True forget-me-not 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 True forget-me-not

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 True forget-me-not in your home

Light needs and placement for plant True forget-me-not: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

True forget-me-not love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

True forget-me-not does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of True forget-me-not in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize True forget-me-not

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for True forget-me-not: 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 True forget-me-not after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

True forget-me-not can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for True forget-me-not

True forget-me-not

True forget-me-not

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.

What other plant parents say

True forget-me-not has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
True forget-me-not has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
True forget-me-not has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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Cutest thing ever, I’m in love.

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Mine still a seedling but I’m amazed how well it’s doing. Can’t wait to see it grow

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