Plant Care American Angelica

American Angelica

Also known as

alexanders, great angelica, masterwort, purple angelica, purplestem angelica, purple-stemmed angelica, dark-purple alexanders, purple alexanders and wild masterwort


Angelica atropurpurea

How to care for American Angelica


How often to water your American Angelica

Water needs for American Angelica
0.5 cups
every 9

American Angelica 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 American Angelica

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American Angelica in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Angelica: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American Angelica love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Angelica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize American Angelica

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for American Angelica

American Angelica

American Angelica

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.

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