Plant Care Narrowleaf Plantain
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Narrowleaf Plantain

Also known as

Ribwort plantain, Ribwort plantain, Narrowleaf plantain, English plantain, Ribleaf, Lamb's tongue and Buckhorn.

Taxonomy

Plantago lanceolata
Plantago
Plantaginaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Narrowleaf Plantain

Water

How often to water your Narrowleaf Plantain

Water needs for Narrowleaf Plantain
0.5 cups
every 9

Narrowleaf Plantain 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 Narrowleaf Plantain

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Ribwort plantain in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Narrowleaf Plantain: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Narrowleaf Plantain may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Narrowleaf Plantain

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

Care Summary for Narrowleaf Plantain

Narrowleaf Plantain

Narrowleaf Plantain


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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