Plant Care Dusky Onion

Dusky Onion

Also known as

Dusky onion and Sierra onion

Taxonomy

Allium campanulatum
Allium
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Dusky Onion

Water

How often to water your Dusky Onion

Water needs for Dusky Onion
0.5 cups
every 9

Dusky Onion 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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Finding light for Dusky Onion in your home

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

Dusky Onion love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dusky Onion does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dusky Onion

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

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Care Summary for Dusky Onion

Dusky Onion


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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