Plant Care Birdeye Speedwell

Birdeye Speedwell

About Birdeye Speedwell

Birdeye Speedwell is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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

Birdeye Speedwell belongs to the Veronica genus, and is native to Europe and Asia.


Veronica persica

Also known as

Persian speedwell, Common field-speedwell, Large field speedwell, Bird's-eye and Winter speedwell

How to care for Birdeye Speedwell


How often to water your Birdeye Speedwell

Water needs for Birdeye Speedwell
0.5 cups
every 9

Birdeye 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 Birdeye 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 Birdeye Speedwell in your home

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

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

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

Birdeye Speedwell does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Birdeye Speedwell

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Birdeye Speedwell

Birdeye Speedwell

Birdeye 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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