Plant Care Common Lungwort

Common Lungwort

About Common Lungwort

Common Lungwort is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Common Lungwort likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Common Lungwort belongs to the Pulmonaria genus, and is native to Europe.


Pulmonaria officinalis

Also known as

Common lungwort, Mary's tears and Our lady's milk drops

How to care for Common Lungwort


How often to water your Common Lungwort

Water needs for Common Lungwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Lungwort 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 Common Lungwort

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Lungwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Lungwort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Lungwort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Lungwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Lungwort in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Common Lungwort

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

Difficulty Level

Common Lungwort is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Lungwort

Common Lungwort

Common Lungwort

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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