Plant Care Mugwort


5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Mugwort has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Mugwort has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Common wormwood, Common mugwort, Riverside wormwood, Felon herb, Chrysanthemum weed, Wild wormwood, Old uncle henry, Sailor's tobacco, Naughty man, Old man and St. john's plant


Artemisia vulgaris

How to care for Mugwort


How often to water your Mugwort

Water needs for Mugwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Mugwort 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 Mugwort

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mugwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mugwort: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mugwort may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Mugwort

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

Care Summary for Mugwort



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Mugwort has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Mugwort has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Mugwort has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Mugwort has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Maried20 avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
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globe Clifton Forge, Virginia

When I put this in last year it was small it’s about two times the size it was last year

Fast grower Fast grower

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