Plant Care Culver's Root

Culver's Root

About Culver's Root

Culver's Root is a native wildflower that prefers average to wet soil. It is found in open woods, moist meadows and prairies. Flower spikes open from the top down beginning in late spring. Cut the spent flowers to the rosette for possible rebloom in the fall.


Veronicastrum virginicum

Also known as

Culver's-root, blackroot, bowman's-root, tall-speedwell, Virginia Culver's root and tall speedwell

How to care for Culver's Root


How often to water your Culver's Root

Water needs for Culver's Root
0.5 cups
every 9

Culver's Root 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 Culver's Root in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Culver's Root: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Culver's Root love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Culver's Root does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Culver's Root

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Culver's Root: 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 Culver's Root after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Culver's Root is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for Culver's Root

Culver's Root

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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