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.


Arnica montana

Also known as


How to care for European Arnica


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for European Arnica

European Arnica

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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