Plant Care Fool's parsley

Fool's parsley

Also known as

Fool's cicely, Poison parsley and Aethusa

Taxonomy

Aethusa cynapium
Aethusa
Apiaceae
Apiales

How to care for Fool's parsley

Water

How often to water your Fool's parsley

Water needs for Fool's parsley
0.5 cups
every 9

Fool's parsley 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Fool's parsley in your home

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

Fool's parsley love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fool's parsley does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Fool's parsley

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

FAQs
Water Needs
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Care Summary for Fool's parsley

Fool's parsley


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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