Plant Care European Arnica

European Arnica

About European Arnica

Leopards Bane is a perennial herb in the aster family native to Europe. It grows .5 to 2 feet tall with basal downy leaves and flowers that occur May to August. It tolerates most soils if they are well-drained in full sun to partial shade but prefers slightly alkaline moist sandy loams.

Taxonomy

Arnica montana
Arnica
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

arnica

How to care for European Arnica

💦 Water

How often to water your European Arnica

Water needs for European Arnica
0.5 cups
every 9

European Arnica 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for European Arnica in your home

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

European Arnica love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

European Arnica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize European Arnica

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

European Arnica 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

European Arnica 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

European Arnica is extremely dangerous if consumed. 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 immediately. European Arnica is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


🪴 Soil

European Arnica 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!


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
European Arnica can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of European Arnica 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 European Arnica

European Arnica


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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