Plant Care Asiatic Pennywort

Asiatic Pennywort

Also known as

Centella, Centella, Gotu kola, Indian pennywort, Asiatic pennywort and Mandookparni


Centella asiatica

How to care for Asiatic Pennywort


How often to water your Asiatic Pennywort

Water needs for Asiatic Pennywort
0.5 cups
every 9

Asiatic Pennywort 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 Asiatic Pennywort

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Centella in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Asiatic Pennywort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Asiatic Pennywort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Asiatic Pennywort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Asiatic Pennywort

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

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Care Summary for Asiatic Pennywort

Asiatic Pennywort

Asiatic Pennywort

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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