Plant Care Papaver Somniferum
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Papaver Somniferum

Also known as

Opium poppy, Opium poppy and Breadseed poppy

Taxonomy

Papaver somniferum
Papaver
Papaveraceae
Ranunculales

How to care for Papaver Somniferum

Water

How often to water your Papaver Somniferum

Water needs for Papaver Somniferum
0.5 cups
every 9

Papaver Somniferum 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 Papaver Somniferum

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 Opium poppy in your home

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

Papaver Somniferum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Papaver Somniferum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Papaver Somniferum in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Papaver Somniferum

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Papaver Somniferum is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Papaver Somniferum

Papaver Somniferum

Papaver Somniferum


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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