Plant Care limestone adder's-tongue

limestone adder's-tongue


Ophioglossum engelmannii

How to care for limestone adder's-tongue


How often to water your limestone adder's-tongue

Water needs for limestone adder's-tongue
0.5 cups
every 9

limestone adder's-tongue needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for limestone adder's-tongue in your home

Light needs and placement for plant limestone adder's-tongue: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

limestone adder's-tongue 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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How to fertilize limestone adder's-tongue

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for limestone adder's-tongue: 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 limestone adder's-tongue after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for limestone adder's-tongue

limestone adder's-tongue

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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