Plant Care Antirrhinum Majus

Antirrhinum Majus

4.9 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Antirrhinum Majus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Antirrhinum Majus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About Antirrhinum Majus

A well-known garden favorite. Short-lived tender perennial, grown as annual. Moist, rich, well-drained soil in full to part sun. Many color combinations, good in mass plantings, both tall and shorter cultivars available.


Antirrhinum majus

Also known as

Common Snapdragon, Common Snapdragon and Garden Snapdragon

How to care for Antirrhinum Majus


How often to water your Antirrhinum Majus

Water needs for Antirrhinum Majus
0.5 cups
every 9

Antirrhinum Majus 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 Antirrhinum Majus

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Common Snapdragon in your home

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

Antirrhinum Majus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Antirrhinum Majus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Antirrhinum Majus

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

Difficulty Level

Antirrhinum Majus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Antirrhinum Majus

Antirrhinum Majus

Antirrhinum Majus

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

Antirrhinum Majus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Antirrhinum Majus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 8
Antirrhinum Majus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Antirrhinum Majus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Antirrhinum Majus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Antirrhinum Majus has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Motherofplants avatar
leaf-1 119 Plants
xp 8,460 XP
globe Carlsbad, CA

Super fast grower + constantly blooming. Survived summer heat, the occasional “opps - forgot to water” and some ravenous caterpillars like it was nothing! Just kept bouncing back. A very rewarding and forgiving plant 💚

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Oceansleeper avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 98 XP
globe Stockton, CA

Gorgeous colors! 🧡💛💜💙💚❤️

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Fast grower Fast grower
Natalieellen33 avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 274 XP
globe Elizabethtown, KY


Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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