Plant Care Viper's Bugloss

Viper's Bugloss

Also known as

Common Viper's-Bugloss, Common Viper's-Bugloss, Blueweed and Viper's bugloss


Echium vulgare

How to care for Viper's Bugloss


How often to water your Viper's Bugloss

Water needs for Viper's Bugloss
0.5 cups
every 9

Viper's Bugloss 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 Viper's Bugloss

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Common Viper's-Bugloss in your home

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

Viper's Bugloss love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Viper's Bugloss does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Viper's Bugloss in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Viper's Bugloss

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

Difficulty Level

Viper's Bugloss 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 Viper's Bugloss

Viper's Bugloss

Viper's Bugloss

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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