Plant Care Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis

Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis

Also known as

Blue porterweed, Blue porterweed, Blue snake weed, Bastard vervain, Brazilian tea, Jamaica vervain and Light-blue snakeweed

Taxonomy

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Stachytarpheta
Verbenaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis

Water

How often to water your Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis

Water needs for Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis
0.5 cups
every 9

Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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 Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

59% Medium

Growing Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis in Phoenix right now

Light needs for plant Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis in Phoenix, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis in Phoenix, Arizona

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 21.8% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Phoenix is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to decrease by 21.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis in Phoenix, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Blue porterweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis 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..️

Phoenix, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis

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

When to repot Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis

Nutrient needs for plant Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis in Phoenix, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 26th, 2021

The growing potential in Phoenix is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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Care Summary for Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis

Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis

Stachytarpheta Jamaicensis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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