Plant Care Opium poppy
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Opium poppy

Also known as

Breadseed poppy

Taxonomy

Papaver somniferum
Papaver
Papaveraceae
Ranunculales

How to care for Opium poppy

Water

How often to water your Opium poppy

Water needs for Opium poppy
0.5 cups
every 9

Opium 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.

Calculate water needs of Opium poppy

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 Opium poppy: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Opium poppy 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Opium poppy

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

Care Summary for Opium poppy

Opium poppy

Opium poppy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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