Plant Care Lacy phacelia

Lacy phacelia

About Lacy phacelia

Scorpian weed is an annual widely used in Europe and is gaining traction in the US. It propagates easily from seed and is attractive to pollinators. It is drought tolerant, prefers full sun and withstands sandy or rocky soil. It's winter hardy to 18 degrees F.


Phacelia tanacetifolia

Also known as

Blue tansy and Purple tansy

How to care for Lacy phacelia


How often to water your Lacy phacelia

Water needs for Lacy phacelia
0.5 cups
every 9

Lacy 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.

Calculate water needs of Lacy phacelia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Lacy phacelia in your home

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

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

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

Lacy phacelia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Lacy phacelia

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

Difficulty Level

Lacy phacelia 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
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Lacy phacelia

Lacy phacelia

Lacy 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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