These plant known as Forget-me-nots are actually lovely plants with dainty, delicate blooms. The most popular varieties are the varieties with clear blue flowers, the white, and the soft pink forget-me-nots varieties are just as pretty. The Forget-me-nots plant can be grown as houseplant either during the winter or year-round.  Continue reading to learn more on how to grow the plant indoors.


Indoor Forget-Me-Nots Plants Info

Actually the European forget-me-not plant also known as Myosotis scorpioides is a perennial species and is toxic to mammals. The annual variety of forget-me-not plant also known as Myosotis sylvatica is considered nontoxic for pets and children and the blooms are often used to add color to salads or baked goods. All the same they may give you a tummy ache if you eat a lot of them.


How to Grow Forget-Me-Nots Indoors

You can easily plant the annual forget-me-nots by seed or purchase small plants at a garden center. The plant can also be start from cuttings from established plants in midsummer. Place the indoor forget-me-nots plant in a very good containers filled with fresh potting mix. You have to make sure the pot has a hole in the bottom, as the forget-me-nots plants will rot without adequate drainage.  Actually one plant per container is really the best for growing forget-me-nots inside, as the forget-me-nots plants need plenty of air circulation. Full or partial sunlight is actually fine for forget-me-nots plant that are grown inside, however the plants will not do well in too much shade. Make sure you rotate the pots every week to provide equal exposure to light so growth is even and not one-sided.  Also Water the plant when the top two to three inches of potting mix feels dry to the touch, and then let the soil dry before watering again. Water only enough to keep the forget-me-nots plant from wilting during the winter when the plants are dormant.  You can feed the indoor forget-me-nots plants monthly during summer using a dilute mixture of a general-purpose, water-soluble fertilizer if growth appears weak or the leaves are turning yellow. You can move the forget-me-nots plants outdoors in spring if you want, but make sure you harden them off to give the plant time to get accustomed to the harsher outdoor environment.

You can also pinch the flowers as they wilt to trigger continued blooming. Make sure you remove dead leaves and stems to keep the indoor forget-me-nots plant neat and healthy.  

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