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 located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Blue Skullcap in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Growing Blue Skullcap in Las Vegas right now

Light needs for plant Blue Skullcap in Las Vegas, Nevada

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 26th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Blue Skullcap in Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunlight will increase by 28.9% ☀️

January 26th, 2023

Las Vegas is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Las Vegas is expected to increase by 28.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.0 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Blue Skullcap in Las Vegas, Nevada

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Las Vegas is getting an average of 9.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Blue Skullcap in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Skullcap: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue Skullcap 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 Las Vegas, Nevada ⛅.

Blue Skullcap does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Difficulty Level

Blue Skullcap 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 Blue Skullcap

Blue Skullcap

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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