Plant Care Elegant jacob's-ladder

Elegant jacob's-ladder


Polemonium elegans

How to care for Elegant jacob's-ladder


How often to water your Elegant jacob's-ladder

Water needs for Elegant jacob's-ladder
0.5 cups
every 9

Elegant jacob's-ladder needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New York.

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 Elegant jacob's-ladder

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Elegant jacob's-ladder in New York

New York, New York

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Finding light for Elegant jacob's-ladder in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elegant jacob's-ladder: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elegant jacob's-ladder 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 New York ⛅.

Elegant jacob's-ladder does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Elegant jacob's-ladder

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Elegant jacob's-ladder: 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 Elegant jacob's-ladder after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Elegant jacob's-ladder

Elegant jacob's-ladder

Elegant jacob's-ladder

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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