Plant Care Prickly Poppy

Prickly Poppy

Also known as

Prickly Poppy, long pricklyhead poppy and pale poppy

Taxonomy

Papaver argemone
Papaver
Papaveraceae
Ranunculales

How to care for Prickly Poppy

Water

How often to water your Prickly Poppy

Water needs for Prickly Poppy
0.5 cups
every 9

Prickly Poppy 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Prickly Poppy in your home

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

Prickly Poppy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Prickly Poppy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Prickly Poppy

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

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Care Summary for Prickly Poppy

Prickly Poppy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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