Plant Care Alfalfa

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

Taxonomy

Medicago falcata
Medicago
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Alfalfa

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Alfalfa in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Alfalfa prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Alfalfa Water Frequency →

Alfalfa Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Alfalfa requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Alfalfa Light Requirements →

Alfalfa Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Alfalfa Toxicity to Cats →

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🪴 Soil

Alfalfa is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Alfalfa →

When and How to Successfully Repot Alfalfa →


💩 Fertilizer

Alfalfa should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Alfalfa →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Alfalfa can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Alfalfa Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Alfalfa

Alfalfa

Alfalfa


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.

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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