Plant Care Annual Ragweed

Annual Ragweed

Also known as

Roman wormwood, Common ragweed and Low ragweed

Taxonomy

Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Ambrosia
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Annual Ragweed

💦 Water

How often to water your Annual Ragweed

Water needs for Annual Ragweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Annual Ragweed 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 Annual Ragweed

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Annual Ragweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Annual Ragweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Annual Ragweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Annual Ragweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Annual Ragweed

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Annual Ragweed can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Annual Ragweed →

Common Annual Ragweed Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Annual Ragweed 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.

Annual Ragweed Water Frequency →

Annual Ragweed Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Annual Ragweed 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 🏡.

Annual Ragweed Light Requirements →

Annual Ragweed Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Annual Ragweed 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.


🪴 Soil

Annual Ragweed 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 Annual Ragweed →

When and How to Successfully Repot Annual Ragweed →


💩 Fertilizer

Annual Ragweed is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Annual Ragweed grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Annual Ragweed →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Annual Ragweed can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 Annual Ragweed

Annual Ragweed

Annual Ragweed


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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