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, Onion Chives, Allium schoenoprasum. and Burpee Chives

Taxonomy

Allium schoenoprasum
Allium
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Wild Chives

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Wild Chives →

Common Wild Chives Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Wild Chives 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.

Wild Chives Water Frequency →

Wild Chives Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Wild Chives 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 🏡.

Wild Chives Light Requirements →

Wild Chives Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Wild Chives is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Wild Chives Toxicity to Cats →


💨 Humidity

Wild Chives 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.

Wild Chives Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Wild Chives 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!

Best Soil Mix for Wild Chives →

When and How to Successfully Repot Wild Chives →


💩 Fertilizer

Wild Chives 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 Wild Chives →


🌎 Native Region

Wild Chives is native to the Northern Hemisphere, South America, and Africa.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Wild Chives is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Wild Chives →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

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


🌱 Propagation

Wild Chives can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Wild Chives →


🧐 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 Wild Chives

Wild Chives

Wild Chives


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

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 Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Rachel avatar
@Rachel
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 105 XP
globe West Bend, WI
06/24/2021

I love having fresh chives in the house!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@sophiaveronaa avatar
@@sophiaveronaa
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 863 XP
05/23/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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