Plant Care Absinth sagewort

Absinth sagewort

About Absinth sagewort

Absinth sagewort is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Absinth sagewort likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Absinth sagewort belongs to the artemisia genus, and is native to Europe to Siberia and the Western Himalayas.

⚠️ Absinth sagewort is not safe to consume. 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. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Artemisia absinthium
Artemisia
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

Absinth wormwood, Common wormwood, Wormwood, Grand wormwood, Absinthe, Absinthium and Absinthe wormwood

How to care for Absinth sagewort

Water

How often to water your Absinth sagewort

Water needs for Absinth sagewort
0.5 cups
every 9

Absinth sagewort needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 Absinth sagewort

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Absinth sagewort in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Growing Absinth sagewort in Charlotte right now

Light needs for plant Absinth sagewort in Charlotte, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Charlotte is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Absinth sagewort in Charlotte, North Carolina

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.2% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Charlotte is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Charlotte is expected to decrease by 24.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Absinth sagewort in Charlotte, North Carolina

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Charlotte is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Absinth sagewort in your home

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

Absinth sagewort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Charlotte, North Carolina ⛅.

Absinth sagewort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Absinth sagewort

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

When to repot Absinth sagewort

Nutrient needs for plant Absinth sagewort in Charlotte, North Carolina

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Charlotte is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Absinth sagewort 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!


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Care Summary for Absinth sagewort

Absinth sagewort

Absinth sagewort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Charlotte, North Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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