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.


Artemisia absinthium

Also known as

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

How to care for Absinth Sagewort


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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Absinth Sagewort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

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!

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Absinth Sagewort

Absinth Sagewort

Absinth Sagewort

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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