Plant Care Fool's Parsley

Fool's Parsley

Also known as

Fool's cicely, Poison parsley and Aethusa


Aethusa cynapium

How to care for Fool's Parsley


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 located in Orlando, Florida.

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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Fool's Parsley in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

60% Medium

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 🚫.

Orlando, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

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Care Summary for Fool's Parsley

Fool's Parsley

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Orlando, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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