Plant Care eastern smooth beardtongue

eastern smooth beardtongue

Taxonomy

Penstemon laevigatus
Penstemon
Plantaginaceae
Lamiales

How to care for eastern smooth beardtongue

Water

How often to water your eastern smooth beardtongue

Water needs for eastern smooth beardtongue
0.5 cups
every 9

eastern smooth 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?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for eastern smooth beardtongue in your home

Light needs and placement for plant eastern smooth beardtongue: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

eastern smooth beardtongue love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

eastern smooth beardtongue does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of eastern smooth beardtongue in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize eastern smooth beardtongue

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

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Care Summary for eastern smooth beardtongue

eastern smooth 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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