Plant Care heartleaf skullcap

heartleaf skullcap

About heartleaf skullcap

heartleaf skullcap 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.

heartleaf skullcap likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

heartleaf skullcap belongs to the scutellaria genus, and is native to the Central and Eastern United States.

Taxonomy

Scutellaria ovata
Scutellaria
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for heartleaf skullcap

Water

How often to water your heartleaf skullcap

Water needs for heartleaf skullcap
0.5 cups
every 9

heartleaf 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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

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Finding light for heartleaf skullcap in your home

Light needs and placement for plant heartleaf skullcap: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

heartleaf skullcap love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

heartleaf skullcap does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize heartleaf skullcap

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for heartleaf skullcap

heartleaf skullcap


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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