About Papaver Somniferum
Opium poppies are erect annuals in the Papaveraceae family. It is illegal to grow them in North Carolina, but it is legal to sell and buy the seeds. Garden poppy species may or may not contain opium alkaloids. Pet and children should not sample the poppy seeds as they are poisonous.
Also known as
Opium Poppy, Opium Poppy and Breadseed poppy
How to care for Papaver Somniferum
Papaver Somniferum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Denver, Colorado.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 28th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
January 27th, 2023
Denver is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to increase by 33.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
January 28th, 2023
This month, Denver is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 10.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of dayl…
Papaver Somniferum 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 Denver, Colorado ⛅.
Papaver Somniferum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
January 24th, 2023
The growing potential in Denver is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot …