About Obedient plant
In the mint family, the obedient plant gets its name from the ability of the flowers on the stalk to be twisted into any position, where they will remain. Obedient plants grow best in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil and sun to part sun. They can be propagated by seed or by division of roots in the spring.
Also known as
Obedience and False dragonhead
How to care for Obedient plant
Obedient plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Obedient plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Obedient plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Obedient plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.