Plant Care California plantain

California plantain

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Plantago erecta
Plantago
Plantaginaceae
Lamiales

How to care for California plantain

Water

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 Washington, District of Columbia.

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

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Growing California plantain in Washington right now

Light needs for plant California plantain in Washington, District of Columbia

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Washington is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant California plantain in Washington, District of Columbia

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 27.3% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Washington is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to decrease by 27.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.4 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant California plantain in Washington, District of Columbia

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Washington is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of d…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Washington, District of Columbia ⛅.

California plantain does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot California plantain

Nutrient needs for plant California plantain in Washington, District of Columbia

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Washington is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best …

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Care Summary for California plantain

California plantain


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Washington, District of Columbia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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