Plant Care California plantain

California plantain

Also known as

California plantain, Foothill plantain, Dot-seed plantain, English plantain and Dwarf plantain


Plantago erecta

How to care for California plantain


How often to water your California plantain

Water needs for California plantain
0.5 cups
every 9

California plantain needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tampa, Florida.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for California plantain in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

56% Medium

Growing California plantain in Tampa right now

Light needs for plant California plantain in Tampa, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…

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Light needs for plant California plantain in Tampa, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.9% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 17.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant California plantain in Tampa, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.5 hours 📉

December 8th, 2021

This month, Tampa is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of daylight…

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Finding light for California plantain in your home

Light needs and placement for plant California plantain: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

California plantain love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

California plantain does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Tampa, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize California plantain

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for California plantain

California plantain

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tampa, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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