Bacopa Isn't Blooming

Bacopa should bloom all through the summer and into the fall if given a steady watering schedule. If your bacopa is not flowering, it may be because it is not receiving enough water. If your plant dries out for just one or two days, this could cause flower buds to stop opening. If this occurs, it can take 2-3 weeks to get back to full blooming. Try to keep your bacopa evenly moist to avoid this problem. You can also get bacopa to bloom with more vigor by deadheading spent flowers regularly.


Common Reasons Why Bacopa Isn’t Blooming

Bacopa is not a fussy plant, but one important requirement to keep it blooming is evenly moist soil, so don’t skimp on watering. If you let the soil dry out for just a day or two, this could result in loss of blooms. It can take weeks to restart your bacopa’s bloom cycle after this. 

Bacopa will bloom year-round given the right conditions, but ideal blooming temperature is from 50-85 degrees F. If you are in zones 9 or 10, you can keep your bacopa outdoors during the winter and it will bloom. If you live in an area where nighttime temperatures regularly dip below 60 degrees in the winter, bring your bacopa indoors. Given enough light, the plant will continue to flower indoors. 


Pruning Bacopa To Help It Bloom

Although pruning isn’t necessary, deadheading spent blooms can encourage new growth. Younger plants can benefit the most from deadheading, which diverts energy toward more flower production. Bacopa has self-cleaning flowers and will continue to bloom profusely even without deadheading.

Fertilizing Bacopa To Help It Bloom

Fertilizing regularly will help keep your bacopa blooming. Use a water-soluble 10-10-10 fertilizer. Fertilize every 2-3 weeks for landscape plants or every 1-2 weeks for container plants.You can also use a bloom booster fertilizer such as MiracleGro Bloom Booster Flower Food.


Get Bacopa To Produce More Blooms

Feed your bacopa regularly to ensure full blooming throughout the season. You can use a 10-10-10 balanced fertilizer or a bloom booster flower food. The most important consideration to keep your bacopa blooming is that you provide adequate moisture. Do not let your soil dry out or it could set the blooming cycle back weeks. Lastly, you can try deadheading regularly to ensure more frequent flowering.

Why Bacopa Isn’t Blooming

  • Do not let your bacopa dry out. Make sure your soil is evenly moist.
  • If your soil is dry, increase your watering schedule. Blooms can take 2-3 weeks to return.
  • If your bacopa hasn’t dried out and isn’t blooming, try a bloom booster fertilizer like MiracleGro Bloom Booster Flower Food. 
  • Try deadheading spent blooms to promote flower production.
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Author Chris Link - Published 12-16-2022