Plant Care Alfalfa


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Alfalfa has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Alfalfa has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily


Medicago falcata

How to care for Alfalfa


How often to water your Alfalfa

Water needs for Alfalfa
0.5 cups
every 9

Alfalfa 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.

Calculate water needs of Alfalfa

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.

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Finding light for Alfalfa in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alfalfa: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Alfalfa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Alfalfa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Alfalfa

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

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Care Summary for Alfalfa



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Alfalfa has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Alfalfa has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Alfalfa has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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