Plant Care Asiatic Pennywort

Asiatic Pennywort

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Centella asiatica
Centella
Apiaceae
Apiales

How to care for Asiatic Pennywort

Water

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 located in Chicago, Illinois.

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
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 Asiatic Pennywort in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

27% Very Low

Growing Asiatic Pennywort in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Asiatic Pennywort in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 8th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Asiatic Pennywort in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight will increase by 49.1% ☀️

February 8th, 2023

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 49.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.7 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Asiatic Pennywort in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will increase by 1.4 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 5.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 14.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of day…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Asiatic Pennywort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Asiatic Pennywort

Nutrient needs for plant Asiatic Pennywort in Chicago, Illinois

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

February 7th, 2023

The growing potential in Chicago 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 repot…

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Care Summary for Asiatic Pennywort

Asiatic Pennywort

Asiatic Pennywort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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