Plant Care False Green Hellebore

False Green Hellebore

About False Green Hellebore

False Hellebore is a native erect perennial herb. It grows in swamps, wet woods, meadows, forest or natural areas in moist woods and along stream banks. The leaves are broad and strap-like, clasping at the base and with conspicuous parallel veins. The flowers appear in panicles of small saucer-shaped yellow-green blooms. The plant spreads by rhizomes and seeds.


Veratrum viride

Also known as

Indian poke, Corn-lily, Indian hellebore, False hellebore, Green false hellebore and Giant false-helleborine

How to care for False Green Hellebore


How often to water your False Green Hellebore

Water needs for False Green Hellebore
0.5 cups
every 9

False Green Hellebore 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 False Green Hellebore in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False Green Hellebore: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

False Green Hellebore 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 False Green Hellebore

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

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Care Summary for False Green Hellebore

False Green Hellebore

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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