Plant Care Alpine Beardtongue

Alpine Beardtongue

Also known as

rocky ledge penstemon, elliptic-leaved beardtongue, elliptic-leaved penstemon and rockvine beardtongue


Penstemon ellipticus

How to care for Alpine Beardtongue


How often to water your Alpine Beardtongue

Water needs for Alpine Beardtongue
0.5 cups
every 9

Alpine 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

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Finding light for Alpine Beardtongue in your home

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

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

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

Alpine Beardtongue does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Alpine Beardtongue

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Alpine Beardtongue

Alpine Beardtongue

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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