Plant Care Wild chives

Wild chives

4.4 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Wild chives has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Wild chives has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Chives, chivey chase, Chive and Onion Chives


Allium schoenoprasum

How to care for Wild chives


How often to water your Wild chives

Water needs for Wild chives
0.5 cups
every 9

Wild chives 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 Wild chives

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Wild chives in your home

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

Wild chives love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Wild chives does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Wild chives

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

Difficulty Level

Wild chives is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Wild chives

Wild chives

Wild chives

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

Wild chives has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Wild chives has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Wild chives has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Wild chives has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Wild chives has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Rachel avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 95 XP
globe West Bend, Wisconsin

I love having fresh chives in the house!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 743 XP

grows like crazy with good direct light and will eventually bloom once mature enough

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly

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