Plant Care Blue skullcap

Blue skullcap

Also known as

Blue skullcap, Mad dog skullcap and Side-flowering skullcap


Scutellaria lateriflora

How to care for Blue skullcap


How often to water your Blue skullcap

Water needs for Blue skullcap
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue skullcap 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Blue skullcap in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue skullcap: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Blue skullcap may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Blue skullcap

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

Care Summary for Blue skullcap

Blue skullcap

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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