Plantago lagopus aka Hare Foot Plantain
Common namesHare Foot Plantain, Hare's Foot Plantain
How to care for Hare Foot Plantain
Even if you don't have a green thumb, you can successfully care for Hare Foot Plantain due to its easy-going nature.
Hare Foot Plantain should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
Hare Foot Plantain loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.
To ensure optimal growth, the Hare Foot Plantain prefers bright diffused light for 6-8 hours each day. Insufficient light can result in slow growth and leaf drop, so it's important to find a well-lit location for this plant. Place it near a window, within a distance of 1 meter (3 feet), to enhance its potential for thriving.
The toxicity level of this plant has not been officially confirmed by Ploi. If there is a possibility of ingestion of plant material with an uncertain toxicity by you, a family member, or a pet, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a medical professional.
Repotting the Hare Foot Plantain is necessary either when it has doubled in size or once every year, whichever happens first. With fresh potting soil replenished annually, the plant will receive all the necessary nutrients, rendering the use of fertilizer unnecessary. Keep in mind that the source of a plant's energy is the sun, not fertilizer.