Plant Care False Tarragon

False Tarragon

About False Tarragon

False Tarragon is a relatively 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.

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

False Tarragon belongs to the Artemisia genus, and is native to Temperate Europe and Asia and Western-central North America.

⚠️ False Tarragon 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 dracunculus

Also known as

French tarragon, Tarragon and Estragon

How to care for False Tarragon


How often to water your False Tarragon

Water needs for False Tarragon
0.5 cups
every 9

False Tarragon 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 False Tarragon

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 False Tarragon in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False Tarragon: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

False Tarragon love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

False Tarragon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize False Tarragon

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

Difficulty Level

False Tarragon 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
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for False Tarragon

False Tarragon

False Tarragon

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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