Plant Care Allium Fistulosum

Allium Fistulosum

4.9 out of 5 (14 experiences)

Allium Fistulosum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Allium Fistulosum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Long Green Onion, Long Green Onion, Welsh Onion, Spring Onion, Japanese Bunching Onion, scallions, green onion, Scallion, Scallions, green onion and Green Onions

Taxonomy

Allium fistulosum
Allium
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Allium Fistulosum

💦 Water

How often to water your Allium Fistulosum

Water needs for Allium Fistulosum
0.5 cups
every 9

Allium Fistulosum 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 Allium Fistulosum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Long Green Onion in your home

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

Allium Fistulosum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Allium Fistulosum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Allium Fistulosum

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Allium Fistulosum is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Long Green Onion →

Common Long Green Onion Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Allium Fistulosum 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.

Long Green Onion Water Frequency →

Long Green Onion Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Allium Fistulosum 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 🏡.

Long Green Onion Light Requirements →

Long Green Onion 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.


💨 Humidity

Allium Fistulosum doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Long Green Onion Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Allium Fistulosum does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Long Green Onion →


💩 Fertilizer

Allium Fistulosum 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 Long Green Onion →


🌎 Native Region

Allium Fistulosum is native to the Northern Hemisphere, South America, and Africa.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Allium Fistulosum grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Long Green Onion →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Allium Fistulosum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Long Green Onion 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 Allium Fistulosum

Allium Fistulosum

Allium Fistulosum


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

Allium Fistulosum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Allium Fistulosum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Allium Fistulosum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Allium Fistulosum has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Allium Fistulosum has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@Toriz avatar
@@Toriz
leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 2,020 XP
04/08/2022

So easy to grow from the grocery store and you can harvest quickly!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@ifonlyfloramoment avatar
@@ifonlyfloramoment
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 1,074 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
11/28/2021

DIY little garden! Start to grow roots insanely fast, easy to pot, easy to grow!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@smxles4mxles avatar
@@smxles4mxles
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 495 XP
11/25/2021

i just plant the roots from the green onions i buy at the grocery. you can get like 3 rounds of green onions for cooking before they start to grow funky

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
@bittermulatto avatar
@@bittermulatto
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 1,315 XP
globe Bloomington, IL
08/01/2021

Everyone should grow their own green onion. It’s stupid easy to grow indoors and outdoors, you get fresh green onion whenever you want, it’s nice!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@Kee_na avatar
@@Kee_na
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 105 XP
globe Cookeville, TN
07/11/2021

I started these from the ends of green onions I got at the grocery store. All I did was stick them in some dirt and they started sprouting! Really easy to repot them.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Alexander avatar
@Alexander
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 64 XP
06/14/2021

Nothing you need to know, they are just so adorable and fast growers!

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