Plant Care Florida Betony

Florida Betony

About Florida Betony

Florida Betony is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging 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.

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

Florida Betony belongs to the Stachys genus, and is native to Florida.


Stachys floridana

Also known as

Florida betony, Florida hedgenettle, rattlesnake weed and wild artichoke

How to care for Florida Betony


How often to water your Florida Betony

Water needs for Florida Betony
0.5 cups
every 9

Florida Betony 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Florida Betony in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Florida Betony: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Florida Betony love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Florida Betony does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Florida Betony

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

Difficulty Level

Florida Betony is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Florida Betony

Florida Betony

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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