Plant Care Allium Sativum
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Allium Sativum

4.5 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Allium Sativum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Allium Sativum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Garlic, Garlic, Garlic sprouts and garlic plant

Taxonomy

Allium sativum
Allium
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Allium Sativum

Water

How often to water your Allium Sativum

Water needs for Allium Sativum
0.5 cups
every 9

Allium Sativum 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 Sativum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Garlic in your home

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

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

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

Allium Sativum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Allium Sativum

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Allium Sativum 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!


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Propagation

Care Summary for Allium Sativum

Allium Sativum

Allium Sativum


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 Sativum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Allium Sativum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Allium Sativum has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Allium Sativum has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Allium Sativum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Thu avatar
@Thu
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 184 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
09/05/2021

he dyin rn he just sprouted

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Shrikeplants
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 44 XP
globe Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
03/05/2021

Incredibly fast grower! I had some garlic cloves in my kitchen I forgot about and noticed they were sprouting, planted them, and within a few days they had grown 5 inches. I've had it for about a week or two and it's so tall now! Highly recommend

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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