Plant Care Ribwort Plantain

Ribwort Plantain

Also known as

Narrowleaf plantain, English plantain, Ribleaf, Lamb's tongue and Buckhorn.


Plantago lanceolata

How to care for Ribwort Plantain


How often to water your Ribwort Plantain

Water needs for Ribwort Plantain
0.5 cups
every 9

Ribwort Plantain 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 Ribwort Plantain

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Ribwort Plantain in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ribwort Plantain: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ribwort Plantain love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ribwort Plantain does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Ribwort Plantain

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

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Care Summary for Ribwort Plantain

Ribwort Plantain

Ribwort Plantain

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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