Plant Care fernleaf phacelia

fernleaf phacelia

About fernleaf phacelia

fernleaf phacelia is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

fernleaf phacelia likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Taxonomy

Phacelia bipinnatifida
Phacelia
Hydrophyllaceae
Boraginales

Also known as

fernleaf phacelia and spotted phacelia

How to care for fernleaf phacelia

Water

How often to water your fernleaf phacelia

Water needs for fernleaf phacelia
0.5 cups
every 9

fernleaf phacelia 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 fernleaf phacelia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant fernleaf phacelia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

fernleaf phacelia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

fernleaf phacelia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize fernleaf phacelia

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for fernleaf phacelia

fernleaf phacelia


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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