Plant Care Fivespot

Fivespot

About Fivespot

Fivespot is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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

Fivespot belongs to the Nemophila genus, and is native to California.

Taxonomy

Nemophila maculata
Nemophila
Boraginaceae
Boraginales

How to care for Fivespot

Water

How often to water your Fivespot

Water needs for Fivespot
0.5 cups
every 9

Fivespot needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tallahassee, Florida.

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 Fivespot

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Fivespot in Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

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Growing Fivespot in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Fivespot in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 30th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tallahassee is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Fivespot in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 20.1% ☀️

January 25th, 2023

Tallahassee is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to increase by 20.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.5 megajoules of energy …

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Finding light for Fivespot in your home

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

Fivespot 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 Tallahassee, Florida ⛅.

Fivespot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Fivespot

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Fivespot is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Fivespot

Fivespot

Fivespot


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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