Plant Care Distant Phacelia

Distant Phacelia

About Distant Phacelia

Distant 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.

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


Phacelia distans

Also known as

distant phacelia and distant scorpionweed

How to care for Distant Phacelia


How often to water your Distant Phacelia

Water needs for Distant Phacelia
0.5 cups
every 9

Distant 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

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Finding light for Distant Phacelia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Distant Phacelia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Distant Phacelia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Distant Phacelia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Distant Phacelia

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Distant Phacelia

Distant Phacelia

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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