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.

Taxonomy

Veratrum viride
Veratrum
Melanthiaceae
Liliales

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

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of False Green Hellebore in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

False Green Hellebore prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

False Green Hellebore may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

False Green Hellebore is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. False Green Hellebore is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


🪴 Soil

False Green Hellebore does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

False Green Hellebore should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

False Green Hellebore grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
False Green Hellebore can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

False Green Hellebore can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for False Green Hellebore

False Green Hellebore


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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