Lungwort which is also known as pulmonaria is a colorful early spring bloomer with green and silver leaves that grows as a woodland perennial plant. The plant flower colors range from bluish purple, pink and white. Lungwort plants can actually be grown as houseplant. To actually grow Lungwort plant indoors can pose some challenges, but if you understand its requirements, you will be successful. An understanding of how Lungwort plants grow outdoors is key to understanding the plant care indoors.


  Indoor Pulmonaria

Lungwort plants naturally grow in cooler areas, the plants likes to be in partial shade to full shade, and they prefer rich, moist soil. The plant grows one to two feet wide and they only grow about six to twelve inches tall. Keeping these things in mind gives an important clue on how to grow indoor pulmonaria.   

By the very nature of growing the Lungwort plants in containers, the soil tends to dry out much more quickly than in the ground. You need to Keep a close eye on the soil for the indoor pulmonaria and make sure that the soil never dries out completely. That being said, although Lungwort plants like moist soil, you need to still use soil that is freely draining. Make sure you don’t allow the soil to completely dry out.  You need to also apply a little time-release fertilizer in the early spring, this should be sufficient for the year.    

  Temperature Requirement

The indoor Pulmonaria will not like hot and dry areas, and the plant also do not like very sunny areas. Lungwort plants indoors however, will benefit from some sun, because the intensity of sunshine indoors is much less than outdoors. Make sure you avoid any windows that have hot, mid-day sun. Giving your indoor Pulmonaria a little morning or late afternoon sun is beneficial. One vital thing to remember for growing Lungwort plants indoors is that you should try to provide good air circulation for the plant if you can, and also avoid stagnant air in order to discourage powdery mildew. Providing a little bit of direct sun for your Lungwort plants indoors will also help deter powdery mildew. If you see any powdery mildew you can easily remove the affected leaves and spray the Lungwort plant with horticultural oil.

Finally, after the flowering occurs, you will need to spruce up your Lungwort plant a little. Get rid of the spent flower stalks and also any older leaves that look to be past their prime. Lightly pruning your Lungwort plant back will help to rejuvenate the plant and also encourage fresh, new growth.     


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