Plant Care Narrowleaf Plantain

Narrowleaf Plantain

Also known as

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


Plantago lanceolata

How to care for Narrowleaf Plantain


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 located in Chicago, Illinois.

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

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Plant care guide for Narrowleaf Plantain in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Finding light for Ribwort Plantain in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Narrowleaf Plantain: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Narrowleaf Plantain love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Narrowleaf Plantain does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

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Care Summary for Narrowleaf Plantain

Narrowleaf Plantain

Narrowleaf Plantain

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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