Plant Care Beardlip Beardtongue

Beardlip Beardtongue

About Beardlip Beardtongue

Beardlip Beardtongue is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Beardlip Beardtongue likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Beardlip Beardtongue belongs to the penstemon genus, and is native to Mexico and the Southern United States.

Taxonomy

Penstemon barbatus
Penstemon
Plantaginaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

golden-beard penstemon, and beardlip penstemon

How to care for Beardlip Beardtongue

Water

How often to water your Beardlip Beardtongue

Water needs for Beardlip Beardtongue
0.5 cups
every 9

Beardlip Beardtongue 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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Beardlip Beardtongue in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Beardlip Beardtongue: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Beardlip Beardtongue love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Beardlip Beardtongue does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Beardlip Beardtongue

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Beardlip Beardtongue is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Beardlip Beardtongue

Beardlip Beardtongue


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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