Plant Care Chervil


About Chervil

Chervil is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Chervil likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Chervil belongs to the Anthriscus genus, and is native to the Middle East, Russia, and the Caucasus.


Anthriscus cerefolium

Also known as

chervil, garden chervil and French parsley

How to care for Chervil


How often to water your Chervil

Water needs for Chervil
0.5 cups
every 9

Chervil 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 Chervil

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Chervil in your home

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

Chervil love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chervil does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chervil

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chervil



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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