Plant Care Garden Speedwell

Garden Speedwell

About Garden Speedwell

Garden Speedwell is a relatively 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.

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

Garden Speedwell belongs to the Veronica genus, and is native to Northern, Eastern, and Central Europe.


Veronica longifolia

Also known as

Garden speedwell, Longleaf speedwell and Veronica longifolia.

How to care for Garden Speedwell


How often to water your Garden Speedwell

Water needs for Garden Speedwell
0.5 cups
every 9

Garden Speedwell 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.

Calculate water needs of Garden Speedwell

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Garden Speedwell in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Garden Speedwell: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Garden Speedwell love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Garden Speedwell does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Garden Speedwell

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Garden Speedwell

Garden Speedwell

Garden Speedwell

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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